MR88 

Modern digital broadcast technology delivers a broad array of listening choices and have forced us to reexamine the standards by which audio tuners are judged. Enter the remarkable McIntosh MR88 AM/FM/XM/HD Tuner. The MR88 excels at receiving traditional AM and FM broadcasts and adds the power of HD Radio™ to produce startling fidelity with an expanded range of programming. With the capability to control a subscription based, outboard XM Satellite radio tuner (sold separately), the MR88 offers a palette of unprecedented radio choices.

While some tuners can have trouble receiving strong signals from nearby FM stations or weaker signals from those far away, the MR88 has no trouble tuning in either with no distortion and little noise thanks to our unique radio-frequency (RF) circuitry. For AM stations, the included RAA2 AM antenna features a 20-foot (6m) long cable that allows flexibility in placing the antenna in order to achieve the best AM reception. The MR88 includes HD Radio Technology to deliver the latest HD Radio signals for near CD quality sound. Both analog and digital outputs are included to connect it to your system.

An attractive polished stainless steel chassis houses the MR88’s classic black glass front panel, knobs and brushed aluminum end caps to deliver a timeless look. It can be paired with a variety of amplifiers, preamplifiers, speakers, room correction devices, CD players, turntables, home theater processors​ and other source components to make a complete home audio system. Contact your local dealer​ to learn more.

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FM General Specifications

FM Tuning Range

87.5MHz - 107.9MHz

FM Channel Spacing

200kHz

FM Antenna Input

75 ohms, Type “F” Coax connector

FM HD Radio Specifications

Sensitivity

-85dBm

Signal To Noise Ratio

85dB

Frequency Response

20 to 20,000Hz

Total Harmonic Distortion

0.1%

Stereo Separation

80dB

FM Analog Specifications

Useable Sensitivity

1.6uV (15.2dBf)

50dB Quieting Sensitivity

1.8uV (16.2dBf)

Signal To Noise Ratio

Mono: 75dB
Stereo: 72dB

Frequency Response

20Hz to 15,000Hz

Total Harmonic Distortion

Mono: 0.1%
Stereo: 0.4%

Channel Selectivity

65dB Adjacent Channel
74dB Alternate Channel

Stereo Separation

35dB

AM General Specifications

AM Tuning Range

530kHz - 1710kHz

AM Channel Spacing

10kHz

AM Antenna Input

Balanced, RJ45 connector (for use only with supplied McIntosh RAA2 Remote AM Antenna)

AM HD Radio Specifications

Signal To Noise Ratio

85dB

Frequency Response

20Hz to 15,000Hz

Total Harmonic Distortion

0.1%

Stereo Separation

75dB

AM Analog Specifications

Sensitivity

550uV/m

Signal To Noise Ratio

45dB

Frequency Response

100Hz to 3,500Hz

Total Harmonic Distortion

0.25%, 80% Modulation

Selectivity

50dB Adjacent Channel

Digital Audio Specifications

Digital Coaxial Output

0.5V p-p/75 ohm

Digital Optical Output

-15dbm to -21dbm

Sampling Frequency

48kHz

Connectivity

Outputs Unbalanced

1 Stereo

Outputs Balanced

1 Stereo

Digital Coaxial Output

1

Digital Optical Output

1

AM Antenna Input

1

FM Antenna Input

1

XM Antenna Input

1

Control

Rear Panel Data Input

Yes

Rear Panel IR Sensor Input

Yes

Power Control Input

Yes

Power Control Output

Yes

RS232 Control Input

Yes

Service Port

Yes

General Specifications

Bands

AM/FM/XM/HD

Rated Output

1Vms Unbalanced
2Vms Balanced

Output Impedance

100 ohms Unbalanced or Balanced

Standby Power Requirement

<0.5 watt

Weights & Dimensions

Dimensions (W x H x D)

17-1/2" (44.45cm) x 6" (15.24cm) x 18" (45.72cm)

Weight

25.5 lbs (11.6 kg)

Shipping Weight

40 lbs (18.1 kg)

Product Literature


MR88 AM/FM/XM/HD Tuner Brochure (3.02 MB) (3/28/2011) Download


User Documents


MR88 AM/FM/XM/HD Tuner Owner's Manual (6.96 MB) (3/2/2011) Download


Remote Control Programming Guide (4.07 MB) (9/27/2012) Download


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