MX122 A/V Processor

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The MX122 A/V Processor can serve as the brain center for an advanced home theater system for years to come. It features many of the latest breakthroughs in surround sound and object-based 3D audio: Dolby® Atmos is supported, and with a free firmware update​ both DTS:X™ and Auro-3D® are also supported. Besides 3D audio, existing formats like Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio™ and others still work so you can keep enjoying your existing movie collection. Regardless the format, all audio will be processed to legendary McIntosh sound quality and performance standards. The MX122 is also fully compatible with modern 4K Ultra HD video sources and can upscale lower resolutions to 4K Ultra HD for the best possible picture quality.

The enjoyment the MX122 delivers does not have to be confined to just one room; you can create 2 additional zones in your house and have the MX122 send select audio and/or video to them. A wide assortment of inputs and outputs will let you connect your current and future entertainment sources. Inputs include 7 HDMI, 4 digital audio, 1 balanced and 8 unbalanced analog stereo, an unbalanced 7.1 multi-channel audio, 3 component and 4 composite video along with 1 USB for iPod. Outputs include both balanced and unbalanced connections configured for 11.2 (also referred to as 7.2.4) surround sound, 3 HDMI (1 dedicated for “zone 2”), 2 component and 2 composite video (1 of each for “zone 2”) and 2 unbalanced stereo (1 for “zone 2” and 1 for “zone 3”). All HDMI inputs and outputs are HDCP 2.2 and support High Dynamic Range (HDR), 4K Ultra HD at 50/60Hz, 4:4:4 color, Rec. 2020 and 3D video pass-through.

I "never appreciated the sound quality of my Klipsch THX speakers as much as I did with the McIntosh [MX122 and MC205] in place… Listening to DVD or Blu-ray movies proved to be a very impressive experience." - Son et Image Magazine

Besides enjoying your favorite movies and TV shows, the MX122 is also great for listening to analog or digital 2-channel music in either stereo or upconverted to surround sound and is compatible with a variety of high resolution digital music formats up to 24-bit/192kHz. You can connect to your cloud-based or online digital music with either the wired or wireless network connections. DSD64 files can be played from flash drives or over your network. Bluetooth® and AirPlay® connectivity allows for easy streaming from your mobile devices. Interfaces to popular streaming services1 including Pandora®, SiriusXM® and Spotify® are included while vTuner lets you connect to 1,000s of internet radio stations – including McIntosh Music. Audyssey MultEQ® XT32 will calibrate the MX122 to your home theater’s unique acoustical properties, letting it deliver the clearest and most balanced – yet still earth shattering – sound possible. Each audio channel has its own 32-bit premium DAC for the best audio performance. A 9 band equalizer offers additional fine-tuning.

The MX122 features classic McIntosh design cues and can be paired with a variety of McIntosh amplifiers and speakers​ to make a complete cinematic surround sound system in the comfort of your home. It has received Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) Certification from Control4®, a leading global provider of smart home automation solutions, allowing it to effortlessly be integrated into Control4 automation systems to further enhance the user experience. Contact your local dealer​ to learn more.

1) All services may not be available in all regions; subscriptions may be required.

*AirPlay requires iTunes 10.1 or later and iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 4.3.3 or later. To wirelessly stream music to the MX122, a wireless router is required. Router not included.

AirPlay, the AirPlay logo, iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc. Individual users are permitted to use iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, and iPod touch for private copy and playback of non-copyrighted contents and contents whose copy and playback is permitted by law. Copyright infringement is prohibited by law.

Non-McIntosh-Provided Services: Embedded and/or non-embedded services, e.g. those listed above, are necessary for full functionality, are provided by companies unrelated to McIntosh, and are beyond McIntosh’s control. McIntosh cannot and does not warrant against interruption, discontinuance, unsatisfactory performance, reduced Product functionality, or damages of any kind attributable to such services or their providers.

Dolby is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories.
For DTS patents, see http://patents.dts.com. Manufactured under license from DTS Licensing Limited. DTS, the Symbol, & DTS and the Symbol together are registered trademarks, and DTS:X and the DTS:X logo are trademarks of DTS, Inc. © DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Auro-3D is a registered trademark of Auro Technologies.
Pandora is a registered trademark of Pandora Media, Inc.
Manufactured under license from Audyssey Laboratories. U.S. and foreign patents pending. MultEQ XT32 and Dynamic Volume are registered trademarks of Audyssey Laboratories.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by McIntosh is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

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Connectivity

Multi-Channel Outputs Balanced

11.2 (also known as 7.2.4)

Multi-Channel Inputs Unbalanced

7.1

Multi-Channel Outputs Unbalanced

13.2
(only 11.2 speaker channels can be used at one time; when connecting 12 or more speakers, the output automatically switches according to the input signal and sound mode)

Stereo Inputs Balanced

1

Stereo Inputs Unbalanced

8
(including Moving Magnet Phono)

Stereo Outputs Unbalanced

2

Digital Coaxial Input

2

Digital Coaxial Output

0

Digital Optical Input

2

Digital Optical Output

0

AES/EBU Balanced Input

0

HDMI Input

7
HDCP 2.2, High Dynamic Range (HDR), 4K Ultra HD at 50/60Hz, 4:4:4 color, Rec. 2020, 3D video pass-through

HDMI Output

3
HDCP 2.2, High Dynamic Range (HDR), 4K Ultra HD at 50/60Hz, 4:4:4 color, Rec. 2020, 3D video pass-through

HDBT Output

0

USB

1 Type A

Component Input

3

Component Output

2

Composite Input

4

Composite Output

2

S-Video Input

0

S-Video Output

0

Subwoofer 2 Output

Yes
(discrete signal from subwoofer 1)

Network Connection

1

Max # of audio channels in Zone A

13

Additional Zone Outputs

Zone 2: HDMI audio/video, component video, composite video, analog stereo audio
Zone 3: Analog stereo audio

Advanced Connections

Ethernet Web interface and firmware update, IP-based control, Web Data Streaming, Apple AirPlay, Bluetooth

Processing

Total Harmonic Distortion (DSP Bypass)

0.005%

Dolby Processing

Atmos/True HD/Digital Plus&EX/Pro Logic IIz, IIx

DTS Processing

DTS:X/HD Master & High Res. Audio/ES/96/24, Discrete & Matrix6.1/Neo:6/Express/Neural-X

Auro Processing

Auro 3D, Auro-Matic, Auro 9.1, 10.1

Pure Stereo DSP Bypass Mode

Yes

Video Scaling

4K Upconversion

Control

Third Party Control

RS232, Web IP, IR Input

Tone Controls

9 Band Equalizer, Bass and Treble

OSD Overlay on HDMI Output

Yes

Input-Output Format Indicators

9 in and 9 out

Control of McIntosh Sources

Yes, by handheld MX122 remote, 1 Data Out, 2 Power Control Trigger jacks

General Specifications

Channel Formats

11.2 (7.2.4), 7.1, 5.1, Stereo

DSP Room Correction

Audyssey MultEQ XT32, Dynamic EQ / Dynamic Volume, DSX

Microphone and stand included

Yes

Network Features

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay, Pandora, SiriusXM, Spotify, vTuner

Unique Crossover Frequency, Each Speaker

Yes

Special Features

Rear Panel USB-Apple Dock, HDMI in standby, Apple AirPlay, Bluetooth

Weights & Dimensions

Dimensions (W x H x D)

17-1/2" (44.45cm) x 7-5/8" (19.37cm) (including feet) x 19-1/2" (49.53cm) (including front panel, knobs, rear panel connections and USB drive)

Weight

31 lbs (14 kg)

Shipping Weight

55 lbs (25 kg)

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