Originally Posted by BrolicBeast
Thanks for that info....shortlybe using it shortly. Quick question: as a McIntosh owner, what are your thoughts on that organizations's MX121 processor? It seems to be the first decently priced processor, but I'd def like to hear the POV of a current McIntosh owner.
Generally, one buys McIntosh for sound quality, build quality, resale value and, perhaps, "bling" factor. I have no complaints about my amps and SACD/CD player, looks or sound; both are awesome.
The MX121 is half the cost of the flagship 150, too, but still not cheap at 6K. If I had to have a tuner, a port for SiriusXM, a headphone jack, or front inputs, I'd look elsewhere. But if I were going to get a processor around this price range, the 121 might be it because it has all the basics and does everything I'd
need. I have a separate tuner, wouldn't use Audyssey in my space (despite the nice microphone). Some of the innards are borrowed from the Marantz AV7005 and modified, but the MX121 isn't
a Marantz clone by any means. The stuff that counts, such as audio boards, power supply, tank-like build, etc. are all McIntosh. I even thought about the 121 to use as a conventional preamp. I attached the MX121 brochure if you're curious.
MX121_New.pdf 1866k .pdf file