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 122?
What else to know about the McIntosh MX 122?The MX122 A/V Processor sets the standard of excellence in a Home Theater System. The MX122 provides superior multichannel reproduction, Audyssey® Room correction, the latest in digital audio decoding and digital video processing circuitry. • Digital 4K and 3D Video Switching There are seven HDMI 2.0a Inputs. Two Zone A HDMI Outputs including Digital Audio Return Channel (ARC) signal from the TV1 , thus eliminating the need for an extra cable and simplifies operation. HDMI inputs are compatible with HDCP 2.2, Deep Color, x.v.Color, Auto Lipsync and HDMI Component Control. • Analog Video/Audio Switching with Scaling Component Video Inputs and Composite Video Inputs (Analog Video Signals) are also converted to a Digital Video Signal with resolution up to 4K at the HDMI Outputs. • Direct Access There are 9 Analog (one eight channel input) and 11 Digital Audio Inputs along with 7 Analog and 7 Digital Video Inputs. • Balanced Inputs and Outputs A pair of Balanced high level Inputs and an 11.2 channel Balanced Output are provided, permitting long cable lengths without a loss in sound quality. • Moving Magnet Phono Input There is a Precision Phono Preamplifier for Moving Magnet Cartridges. • Built-in Dolby Atmos, DTS-X and Auro-3D Master Decoders The MX122 also provides built-in decoding of the Dolby True HD and DTS Master HD Sound Tracks. • Internet Streaming The MX122 when connected to a network, offers Internet Radio, with music and photo streaming. • On-Screen and Multifunction Fluorescent Displays A comprehensive On-Screen Display capability makes it easy to perform setup and operational adjustments using the Remote Control. The front panel display indicates input selection, volume levels, and other operating functions. • LED Channel Status Indicators The MX122 includes twenty-five LEDs on the front panel to indicate what type of operating signals are being received, signal processing mode and the output format chosen. • Audyssey DSX® Audyssey DSX is a scalable system that adds new speakers to improve surround impression. Audyssey DSX first adds Wide channels for the biggest impact on envelopment and then creates Height channels to reproduce the next most important acoustical and perceptual cues. Surround Envelopment Processing is used to enhance the blend between the front and surround channels. • Digitally Controlled Volume and Tone Controls A Precision Tracking Volume Control adjusts all twelve channels with tracking accuracy better than 0.5dB. The Bass and Treble circuits provide a wide range of tone shaping with no loss in traditional McIntosh sonic excellence. Triple Zones The MX122 has the built-in ability to control a separate remote audio/video zone (Zone 2) with program selection independent of the Main Zone, using a dedicated power amplifier and speakers. There is also a third Zone (Zone 3) providing a separate audio only source to another room. • Fiber Optic Solid State Front Panel Illumination The Illumination of the Glass Front Panel is accomplished by the combination of custom designed Fiber Optic Light Diffusers and extra long life Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). This provides even Front Panel Illumination and is designed to ensure the pristine beauty of the MX122 will be retained for many years. • Triggers and Full Function Remote Control The Triggers (Power Control) provide convenient Turn-On/Off of components connected to the MX122. The Remote Control Push-buttons provide complete control of the MX122 operating functions. • Machined Side Panels The sides of the MX122 are machined from thick aluminum panels with a smooth black finish. • Special Power Supply The Power Supply has Multiple Regulators to ensure stable noise free operation even though the power line varies.
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.