McIntosh MX180 A/V Processor


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Model: MX180 UPC: 842548100015 Item: 177565

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For the Home Theater of Today and Tomorrow.

Enjoy the present and be prepared for the future of home theater with the MX180 A/V Processor. With an increasing amount of blockbuster movies being released direct to home streaming, a state-of-the-art – as well as a future-ready – home theater system is necessary to fully immerse yourself in the movie experience. With its advanced customization and processing capabilities, the MX180 allows for full enjoyment of today's 4K video plus tomorrow's 8K content as it becomes more available.


  • Supports 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz resolutions and refresh rates on all 5 HDMI inputs and both HDMI outputs.
  • All HDMI connections support: HDCP 2.3; 4:4:4 Color; Rec. 2020; Dynamic Lip-sync; 3D Video pass-through.
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) formats: HDR (static HDR); Dynamic HDR; HDR10+; HLG; Dolby Vision (including low latency).
  • Includes enhanced HDMI features: Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM); Quick Frame Transport (QFT); Quick Media Switching (QMS); Variable Refresh Rate (VRR).
  • Balanced audio outputs for popular 15.1 or 9.1.6 surround sound speaker configurations among others.
  • Supports Dolby® Atmos, DTS: X® Pro, and Auro-3D® plus popular legacy surround sound formats.
  • Includes sophisticated RoomPerfect™ room correction technology that will measure and adjust the audio output to compensate for the acoustic properties of your room.
  • eARC/ARC; Zone B stereo outputs; Moving Magnet phono input; 4 optical and 3 coaxial digital inputs.



  • Connectivity
    • Multi-Channel Outputs Balanced: 15.1
    • 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
    • AES/EBU Balanced Input: 1
    • HDMI Input: 5
    • HDMI Output: 2
    • HDBT Output: 0
    • 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
    • Subwoofer 2 Output: 4 auxiliary outputs
    • Network Connection: 1
    • 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
  • HDMI Features
    • Resolution and Refresh Rates: 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz
    • HDCP: 2.3
    • 4:4:4 Color: Yes
    • Rec. 2020 (BT.2020): Yes
    • 3D video pass-through: Yes
    • Dynamic Lip-sync: Yes
    • ARC: Yes (on 1 output)
    • eARC: Yes (on 1 output)
    • Video Scaling: No
    • High Dynamic Range (HDR): HDR (static HDR), Dynamic HDR, HDR10+, HLG, Dolby Vision (including low latency)
    • Quick Media Switching (QMS): Yes
    • Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM): Yes
    • Quick Frame Transport (QFT): Yes
    • Variable Refresh Rate (VRR): Yes
  • Processing
    • Total Harmonic Distortion (DSP Bypass): 0.005%
    • Dolby Processing: Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround Upmixer
    • DTS Processing: DTS-X Pro, Neural:X Surround Upmixer
    • Auro Processing: Auro 3D, Auro-Matic, Auro 9.1, 10.1, 11.1
    • Pure Stereo DSP Bypass Mode: No
    • MPEG-H Audio: No
    • 360 Reality Audio: No
    • IMAX Enhanced: No
    • Room Correction: RoomPerfect
  • Control
    • Third-Party Control: RS232, Web IP, IR Input
    • Tone Controls: Bass and Treble with adjustable frequency
    • OSD Overlay on HDMI Output: No
    • Input-Output Format Indicators: 9 in and 9 out
    • Control of McIntosh Sources: Yes, wired with data cables
  • General Specifications
    • Channel Formats: 15.1, 11.1 (7.1.4), 7.1, 5.1, Stereo
    • Microphone and stand included: Yes
    • Network Features: Ethernet Control and Setup
    • Unique Crossover Frequency, Each Speaker: Yes
    • Special Features: Up to 64 input capability, 4 assigned auxiliary channels
  • Weight & Dimensions
    • Unit Dimensions (W x H x D): 17-1/2" x 7-5/8" x 16-1/2"
    • Unit Weight: 30 lbs
    • Shipping Weight: 54 lbs

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • MX180 A/V Processor
  • Accessory package:
    • Microphone
    • Microphone Stand
    • Microphone Clip
    • 25-foot XLR microphone cable
  • Manual 
  • AC power cord


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