McIntosh Labs MX122 Home Theater A/V Processor

Model: MX122 UPC: 012920169997 Item: 165723

A high-end home theater deserves the brainpower to function at optimum levels, and the McIntosh MX122 A/V Processor features the latest technology to keep everything up to speed. With support for Dolby Atmos and TrueHD, and DTS-HD Master Audio, the sound coming from your speakers will transport you to every movie set. It allows for multi-zone capabilities, too, so you can dedicate other rooms of your house to sports games, action flicks, and more, without losing any of the signature McIntosh power.

Product Information

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 such as Dolby Atmos, and will be upgradable to support DTS:X and Auro-3D. 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.

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 services 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.

Specifications

MX122 Home Theater A/V Processor Specifications:

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
  • AURO PROCESSING: Auro 3D, Auro-Matic, Auro 9.1, 10.1, 11.1
  • 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

  • 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)
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