McIntosh is one of the most dependable brand names when it comes to high-end audio systems. For years the brand has been recognized by audiophiles throughout the world as equipment that delivers clear and consistent quality in music. McIntosh is probably best known for its amplifiers and preamps, but the company produces many other components and parts for stereo and home theatre.

What are the specs for the McIntosh MX 120?

Frequency Response:
20Hz to 20kHz
54dB (MM), 14dB (line)
Input Sensitivity:
1mV (MM), 100mV (line)
Signal to Noise Ratio:
98dB (line)
2V (Pre out), 8V (Pre out Max)
Digital Inputs:
coaxial, optical
Video Connections:
HDMI, component, composite, SVHS
196.3 x 445 x 476.3mm

What else to know about the McIntosh MX 120?

Now you can take advantage of traditional McIntosh standards of excellence in the MX120 A/V Control Center as the heart of your Home Theater System. The MX120 provides superior eight channel reproduction with the latest in digital decoding combined with complete audio and video switching. The McIntosh MX120 sets new standards for accuracy in a Home Theater System. • Balanced Inputs and Outputs A pair of Balanced high level Inputs (assignable) and Front Left, Center and Right Channel Balanced Outputs are provided. • Moving Magnet Phono Input There is a Precision Phono Preamplifier for Moving Magnet Cartridges. • On-Screen and Multifunction Fluorescent Displays A comprehensive On-Screen Display capability makes it easy to perform setup adjustments using the Remote Control. The front panel display indicates volume levels, tuner functions, input selection, operating mode and setup functions. • Automatic Mode Switching with Auto Memory The MX120 Automatically Switches Operating Modes according to the input signal. Zone A will memorize the Preferred Mode settings last used for each input. • Separate Listen and Record Input Selection The 6 Analog Audio/Video and 2 Analog Audio only Inputs can be retitled for any desired signal sources. Any unused input can be “turned off” so the input selector will skip over it. The six Digital Inputs can be assigned to any of the Zone A Inputs. Separate Record and Listen Circuits allow recording of one program source while listening to another. • Latest in Digital Audio Processing The MX120 incorporates the latest technology in digital multi-channel processing, including Dolby Digital EX, Pro Logic IIx, DTS-ES and NEO:6. • LED Signal Format Indicators The MX120 includes eight LEDs on the front panel to indicate what type of signal processing is chosen. • Pure Stereo Mode When the Stereo Mode of Operation is selected for an analog source the signal is amplified with no digital processing placed in the signal path. • Adjustable Channel Level and Time Delay A built-in test signal generator allows all eight channels to be calibrated for precise volume levels with either automatic or manual channel switching and can be adjusted for time delay to compensate for different distances from each Loudspeaker to the listening area. • Digitally Controlled Volume and Tone Controls A Precision Tracking Volume Control adjusts all eight channels with tracking accuracy better than 0.5dB. Digitally controlled bass, treble and loudness analog circuits provide a wide range of tone shaping with no loss in traditional McIntosh sonic excellence. • HDMI Video Switching with Digital Video Processing There are four HDMI Inputs and any Composite Video, SVideo, Component Video Input can be Up-Converted to a Component Video Signal and Digital Video Signal with the built-in Digital Video Processing Circuitry. • External Eight Channel Input An external eight channel signal processor can be connected to these inputs as well as a DVD-Audio Player or Super Audio Disc Player with a built-in processor. • Dual Zone The MX120 has the built-in ability to control a separate remote audio/video in Zone B with program selection independent of Zone A, using a dedicated power amplifier and speakers. • Fiber Optic Solid State Front Panel Illumination The Illumination of the Front Panel is accomplished by the combination of custom designed Fiber Optic Light Diffusers and Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). This provides uniform Front Panel Illumination, together with the extra long life of the LEDs. • Glass Front Panel The famous McIntosh Illuminated Glass Front Panel ensures the pristine beauty of the MX120 will be retained for many years.

Brief History of McIntosh

Long mapped-to Binghamton New York – the current headquarters and manufacturing center for McIntosh Labs – not many people know the brand was originally launched outside of the Nation’s Capital in Silver Spring Maryland, in 1949. In 1956, the brand built their original facility in New York, according to the official brand website.

Other McIntosh Products We Often Buy

Typically, StereoBuyers purchases mostly used amplifiers, especially the vintage amps and high-end McIntosh models such as the MC202 or MC252, and the C220 preamp, for example. We have also purchased many pre-owned tuners from McIntosh over the recent years, including the MR67 and MR78 models, for example.

StereoBuyers has purchased tens of thousands worth McIntosh brand equipment since 2014, with individual buys ranging from $100 to well over $50,000. If you are moving, ready to upgrade, or have McIntosh equipment you do not or will not be using, why not contact us today to find out if it is worth good money?

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The following images show actual McIntosh equipment purchased by StereoBuyers.