MX160 A/V Processor

Highly Recommended

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The MX160 A/V Processor is teeming with all the latest home theater technologies to give you a luxury entertainment experience in the comfort of your home. It supports new object-based 3D audio formats including Dolby® Atmos and Auro-3D® and will be upgradable to support DTS:X™. RoomPerfect™ room correction technology will adjust the audio to the specific acoustics of your room – further enhancing the sonic innovations of these newest audio codecs. The MX160 is also compatible with Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio™ and other popular legacy formats so you can continue to enjoy your existing DVD and Blu-ray™ movie collection in surround sound. Regardless the format, all audio will be processed according to legendary McIntosh sound quality and performance standards not found in any other home theater​ processor.

"The sound effects are so clear you can almost reach out and touch them." A "pure pleasure" that deserves reference level status not only for movies but also for music listening. - Stereo+

Not to forget the latest in video advancements, the MX160 fully supports 4K Ultra HD native sources as well as upconverting lower resolutions to 4K Ultra HD for the best possible picture quality. Its 8 HDMI inputs and 4 outputs support HDR10 (High Dynamic Range) while providing plenty of options to connect your existing and future HD and 4K Ultra HD sources. 3D video pass-through will put you right in the action of your favorite 3D movies. An HDBaseT output is included to provide degradation-free, uncompressed digital video and audio over long cable runs between the MX160 and your projector or TV.

"The MX160 impressed with noble tone, elegance and Hi-Fi feelings that other competitors cannot offer... It can satisfy your needs on hi-end Hi-Fi, home theater and two channel music. You would be happy with its performance." - HiFi Review

To fully immerse you in your home theater experience, the MX160 features balanced outputs for 11.1 (also known as 7.1.4) audio channels plus 4 auxiliary channels for use in bi-amping your speakers or driving additional subwoofers. For digital music lovers, the MX160 features 4 optical, 3 coaxial and 1 USB inputs that accepts up to 24-bit/192kHz signals plus 1 XLR connector. For analog audio, there are 2 sets of stereo balanced inputs, 4 sets of stereo unbalanced inputs, a dedicated phono input and a set of 7.1 multichannel unbalanced inputs. All analog and digital connections can be custom named for simplified system operation and matched in volume level for a smooth transition between sources. Bass and treble controls offer further audio fine-tuning.

The classic black glass front panel, knobs, illuminated logo and custom machined brushed aluminum end caps make the MX160 a rousing addition to any home theater and will have you enjoying all your favorite movies well into the future. It can be paired with a variety of McIntosh amplifiers and speakers​ for a complete home theater system. Contact your local dealer to learn more.

Dolby is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories.
Auro-3D is a registered trademark of Auro Technologies.
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 DTSX logo are trademarks of DTS, Inc. © DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
RoomPerfect is a registered trademark of Lyngdorf Audio A/S.

 

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Connectivity

Multi-Channel Outputs Balanced

11.1 (also known as 7.1.4)
plus 4 auxiliary for bi-amping or multiple subwoofers

Multi-Channel Inputs Unbalanced

7.1

Multi-Channel Outputs Unbalanced

0

Stereo Inputs Balanced

2

Stereo Inputs Unbalanced

5
(including 1 Moving Magnet Phono)

Stereo Outputs Unbalanced

1 (Zone B)

Digital Coaxial Input

3

Digital Coaxial Output

1 (Zone B)

Digital Optical Input

4

Digital Optical Output

0

AES/EBU Balanced Input

1

HDMI Input

8
HDCP 2.2, High Dynamic Range (HDR10), 3D video pass-through

HDMI Output

4
HDCP 2.2, High Dynamic Range (HDR10), 3D video pass-through

HDBT Output

1

USB

2 Type A
1 Type B for digital audio (2.0, 24-bit/192kHz Asynchronous)

Component Input

0

Component Output

0

Composite Input

0

Composite Output

0

S-Video Input

0

S-Video Output

0

Subwoofer 2 Output

4 auxiliary outputs

Network Connection

2

Max # of audio channels in Zone A

16

Additional Zone Outputs

Zone B: Analog and digital audio outputs

Advanced Connections

Ethernet Web interface and firmware update, IP-based control

Processing

Total Harmonic Distortion (DSP Bypass)

0.005%

Dolby Processing

Atmos/True HD/Digital, EX/ProLogic IIx

DTS Processing

HD Master & High Res. Audio/ES/96/24, Discrete & Matrix6.1, Neo:X

Auro Processing

Auro 3D, Auro-Matic, Auro 9.1, 10.1, 11.1

Pure Stereo DSP Bypass Mode

No

Video Scaling

4K Upconversion

Control

Third Party Control

RS232, Web IP, IR Input

Tone Controls

Bass and Treble with adjustable frequency

OSD Overlay on HDMI Output

Yes

Input-Output Format Indicators

9 in and 9 out

Control of McIntosh Sources

Yes, wired with data cables

General Specifications

Channel Formats

11.1 (7.1.4), 7.1, 5.1, Stereo

DSP Room Correction

RoomPerfect, 1/12 octave

Microphone and stand included

Yes

Network Features

Ethernet Control and Setup

Unique Crossover Frequency, Each Speaker

Yes

Special Features

Up to 121 input capability, 4 assignable auxiliary channels

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, and rear panel connections)

Weight

32 lbs (14.5 kg)

Shipping Weight

56 lbs (25.4 kg)

Products In This System

MX160

A/V Processor

  • Supports Dolby Atmos & Auro-3D
  • 4K Ultra HD native content & upscaling

MC2KW

1-Channel Amplifier

  • 2,000 Watt Quad Balanced Monoblock
  • 3 speaker terminals for tri-wiring

MC1.2KW

1-Channel Amplifier

  • 1,200 Watt Quad Balanced Monoblock
  • Remote Power Control

C1100

2-Channel Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

  • Separate audio & control sections
  • 12 analog inputs including MC & MM phono

MVP901

Audio Video Player

  • Upsamples to 4K Ultra HD
  • Plays all leading audio formats

MCD550

2-Channel SACD/CD Player

  • ​8 Channel, 32 bit, 192kHz DAC
  • USB input for digital audio playback

MPC1500

Power Controller

  • Isolation Transformer to Shield Components
  • Connect up to 12 components

XRT2K

Floor Standing Loudspeaker System

  • 2,000 Watts of Power
  • Tri-wire a​nd tri-amp capabilities

XCS2K

Center Channel Loudspeaker

  • 2,000 Watts Rated Power
  • Bi/Tri Wire and Bi/Tri Amp Capabilities

XRT1K

Floor Standing Loudspeaker System

  • 1,200 Watts Power Handling
  • Ported, 3-Way design
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7-Channel Amplifier

  • 200 Watts x 7 Channels
  • LED power output indicators

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  • Upsamples to 4K Ultra HD
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MP100

2-Channel Phono Preamplifier

  • Moving Coil & Moving Magnet inputs
  • Analog outputs + USB for ripping to computer

XRT1K

Floor Standing Loudspeaker System

  • 1,200 Watts Power Handling
  • Ported, 3-Way design

XCS1K

Center Channel Loudspeaker

  • 3-Way McIntosh Arc Array Design
  • Distortion Acoustic Reproduction

XR200

Floor Standing Loudspeaker System

  • 3-Way Loudspeaker
  • Custom Made 8" LD/HP Driver

XCS200

Center Channel Loudspeaker

  • 600 Watt power-handling
  • 2 woofers, 8 midranges, 5 tweeters

CS100

3-Way In-Ceiling Loudspeaker

  • 12-7/16" diameter frame
  • Works as L/R, L/R/C and/or surround positions