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 MHT 100?
What else to know about the McIntosh MHT 100?The awesome sonic potential of DVD movies with Dolby Digital® and DTS® practically begs for McIntosh-quality reproduction. And if you’ve been waiting for an all-in-one home theater receiver that can hold its own against high-performance separates… the MHT100 is all that, and more. Featuring eight channels of amplification (two for Zone B) plus 24-bit DSP processing for Dolby Digital, DTS, Pro Logic, and 6.1 Expanded Surround, the MHT100 combines the brains of the critically acclaimed MX132 controller/processor with the indomitable brawn of McIntosh power amps. Although we prefer the term “A/V System Controller,” consider the MHT100 as “The McIntosh of Home Theater receivers.” Specs: Home Theater Control Center/Processor/Amplifier Zone A (theater): 6 x 100 watts (4Ω) or 6 x 80 watts (8Ω) Zone B (multiroom): 2 x 100 watts (4Ω) or 2 x 80 watts (8Ω) Zone A: 6 pairs of gold-plated speaker outputs Zone B: 2 pairs of gold-plated speaker outputs Wide power bandwidth, ultra-low distortion amps with exclusive McIntosh Power Assurance System: Power Guard® clipping protection Sentry Monitor® current protection Thermal Cutout Turn-On Delay Soft Start inrush protection 24-bit DSP processing for Dolby Digital®, Pro Logic, and DTS® with automatic mode switching 6.1 processing for Expansion Modes Four stereo 20-bit D/A converters 20-bit A/D conversion of analog source signals (Zone A) Switchable compressor for Late Night Dolby Digital Optional built-in AM/FM tuner module with highperformance RAA1 remote AM antenna 8 audio/video source selections (including optional tuner) with re-assignable naming (for 7) 6 assignable digital audio inputs (3 optical, 3 coaxial) 2 digital outputs (1 optical, 1 coaxial) Component, S-Video, and composite video switching 2 assignable component video inputs 7 power amp input connections 8 preamp outputs 8-channel input for use with an external processor Matched and buffered video switching Super Tracking volume control (±0.5dB) Control data output for all source components Auto-memory for each input’s preferred mode LED indicators for mode and Power Guard Internal noise source for system calibration On-screen assistance for setup and operation Adjustable speaker time delay Front-panel control of Zone A & B input and volume Remote control of all mode and trim settings for easy setup and calibration Permanent memory of system calibration settings Independent listen and record selection Independent remote control of Zones A and B Zone A & B connections for WK-3, WK-4 keypads and IR sensors (compatible with Xantech sensors) RS232 port for control with Crestron® and Elan® touch-screen system remotes Remote operation of lights, screens, and drapes with McIntosh HC1 Home Controller 4 remote power control outputs (Zones A and B; Video; Accessory) Auto muting Gold-plated input and output jacks Modular construction with steel chassis Fanless convection cooling Glass front panel with illuminated nomenclature Infrared remote control with backlit buttons Optional Tuner Seek or manual FM or AM tuning Electronic memory for 9 FM and 9 AM stations Exact digital display of tuned frequency Automatic muting when changing stations Memory search DMOS-FET RF amplifier for better sensitivity and better cross modulation rejection Double-balanced mixer for better spurious response rejection and local oscillator isolation Linear phase, piezoelectric IF filters never require adjustment and provide lower distortion PLL MPX for better separation, lower noise, and lower distortion Automatic stereo blend reduces background noise for weak FM Stereo stations with little loss of image 19kHz pilot and 38kHz carrier suppression circuits for noise-free tape recording Adjacent-channel multiplex interference rejection circuit reduces background chatter AM antenna circuit with Faraday shielded low-impedance ferrite rod antenna rejects locally generated interference RAA1 remote AM antenna can be located away from sources of interference.
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.