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McIntosh MX150

post #1 of 260
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Any information on the new MX150. I know its pricey.
The way technology moves so fast I am a little hesitant on purchase.
Unlike speakers or amps, even my CD players, which seem to have a longer shelf life, at my home.

I may have to hide a Denon control center in my McIntosh system.

Will it do anything special for its high (to me) cost?

Thanks.
post #2 of 260
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Originally Posted by King Titus View Post

Any information on the new MX150. I know its pricey.
The way technology moves so fast I am a little hesitant on purchase.
Unlike speakers or amps, even my CD players, which seem to have a longer shelf life, at my home.

I may have to hide a Denon control center in my McIntosh system.

Will it do anything special for its high (to me) cost?

Thanks.

Wait until next month. They showed a prototype at CES but may have a real unit sample at CEDIA.
post #3 of 260
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Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson View Post

Wait until next month. They showed a prototype at CES but may have a real unit sample at CEDIA.

Does anyone know if Room Perfect (RP) is for 2 channel or 5.1?
Because of the needed R&D money, I would think it will be a tweaked up Denon.
But we will see...
I heard cost is circa 12k, but do not know for sure.

Cheers
post #4 of 260
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Originally Posted by King Titus View Post

Does anyo one know if Room Perfect (RP) is for 2 channel or 5.1?

Are you kidding? Do you think they would not do it for all?

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I heard cost is circa 12k, but do not know for sure.

That's what they said in January.
post #5 of 260
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[quote=Kal Rubinson;16953920]Are you kidding? Do you think they would not do it for all?

No, I do think they would do Multi
McIntosh does surprise me sometimes, often, though.

The HDMI wait, was one thing.
My volume knob rolling across the floor was another...
My MAC 1700 Receiver working for 35 years, was the biggest.

The new MCD500 does not decode HDCD and plays SACD in Stereo not Multi.
Which made me wonder about their room set up features, of the MX150.
Looking forward to seeing it, and its options!
post #6 of 260
They wont be on the main floor, are they showing elsewhere?
post #7 of 260
From speaking with them, the RoomPerfect was for 2 channel but Mcintosh was working on having 4 RoomPerfect chips in the processor for 5.1 and 7.1.

Don't jump down my throat about it though, this is what I heard.
post #8 of 260
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From speaking with them, the RoomPerfect was for 2 channel but Mcintosh was working on having 4 RoomPerfect chips in the processor for 5.1 and 7.1.

Don't jump down my throat about it though, this is what I heard.

I got the same impression. After all, having it on the minority of channels (even if they are the most important) is silly.
post #9 of 260
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Originally Posted by ifor View Post

From speaking with them, the RoomPerfect was for 2 channel but Mcintosh was working on having 4 RoomPerfect chips in the processor for 5.1 and 7.1.

Don't jump down my throat about it though, this is what I heard.

Room correction is for all the channels.
(Room Perfect is for 7.2 channels)
post #10 of 260
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Now release date is backed up to November....
post #11 of 260
As of Tuesday:
LL
post #12 of 260
Any latest word on this processor now that CEDIA is here?

Here's to hoping the MSRP is <10K.
post #13 of 260
[quote=King Titus;16956218]
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Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson View Post

Are you kidding? Do you think they would not do it for all?

...

The HDMI wait, was one thing.
My volume knob rolling across the floor was another...
My MAC 1700 Receiver working for 35 years, was the biggest.

I'm curious about what "The HDMI wait, was one thing".

Do you mean it takes a while to switch inputs when requested? A relative of mine has a Denon 5308CI and it seems to take about 10 seconds to switch among inputs (HDMI and non-HDMI). It is in "auto scaling", i.e., scale-up if necessary, mode.

Any idea whether I'd be looking at similar delays with the MXS150?

Thanks.
post #14 of 260
I think the HDMI wait comment was refering to the fact Mcintosh lovers had to wait so bloody long for them to release a A/V Controller that supported HDMI.
post #15 of 260
[quote=King Titus;16956218]
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Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson View Post

Are you kidding? Do you think they would not do it for all?

No, I do think they would do Multi
McIntosh does surprise me sometimes, often, though.

The HDMI wait, was one thing.
My volume knob rolling across the floor was another...
My MAC 1700 Receiver working for 35 years, was the biggest.

The new MCD500 does not decode HDCD and plays SACD in Stereo not Multi.
Which made me wonder about their room set up features, of the MX150.
Looking forward to seeing it, and its options!

That's OK. I would rather have SACD than HDCD.
post #16 of 260
I just attended a Mac demo of their 2ch correction software. I asked the rep if they were going to implement this tech into the MX-150, and he said absolutely. I think this is part of the reason for the delay on that unit though.

Cheers!
post #17 of 260
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[quote=Talk2Me;17446834]
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Originally Posted by King Titus View Post


That's OK. I would rather have SACD than HDCD.

Agreed.
SACD with a multi channel option, is nice too.
post #18 of 260
When inputs are switched on my 5308 it is almost instant. The latency is in the milliseconds.

[quote=vidgood;17179991]
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Originally Posted by King Titus View Post


I'm curious about what "The HDMI wait, was one thing".

Do you mean it takes a while to switch inputs when requested? A relative of mine has a Denon 5308CI and it seems to take about 10 seconds to switch among inputs (HDMI and non-HDMI). It is in "auto scaling", i.e., scale-up if necessary, mode.

Any idea whether I'd be looking at similar delays with the MXS150?

Thanks.
post #19 of 260
Have to bump this back up as I heard these were shipping now. Has anyone had a chance to play with one yet?

I am looking for a new pre/pro but dropping this kind of money without hearing it first is a tough pill to swallow. I am primarily really interested to hear how people like the "room perfect" in comparison to the other solutions out like ARC and Audyssey.
post #20 of 260
They are in pre-production. If everything goes well and is tested well, then they start production which should start next week.
post #21 of 260
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They are in pre-production. If everything goes well and is tested well, then they start production which should start next week.

If it sounds anything like my new MCD500, they are headed in the right direction, sound wise.
post #22 of 260
I'm interested in whether roomperfect works for the second zone. Will be a Shame if it doesn't. 7.1+zone b is a lot of channels to do RC on but it is 12k. What do the other highend prepros do for zone b?
post #23 of 260
None. Probably won't be on this one as well.

2nd zone usually means background music and therefore doesn't need rc.
post #24 of 260
I know the MX150's Roomperfect works on all 12 channels.. So you could have 7.1 plus an additional 4 subs for a 7.5 (or any configuration) system independantly Roomperfected working in a single room application.. But I do not know and somehow doubt you can have 2 seperate zones? however maybe you can?
post #25 of 260
Anyone heard one yet? Are they finally shipping?
post #26 of 260
April.
post #27 of 260
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Originally Posted by Bulldogger View Post

April.

These release dates are getting frustrating. I am actually in a position now where I literally NEED to buy a balanced processor as I have a ground loop issue. I would like to move forward with this piece, but don't know that I can wait as listening to my system with this problem is highly aggravating.
post #28 of 260
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Anyone heard one yet? Are they finally shipping?

According to my dealer, the first few were shipped today. Still, I'd be prepared to wait for one.
post #29 of 260
Just recieved our unit today.
post #30 of 260
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Just recieved our unit today.

Great! can you provide a preliminary review and how it compares to some of your other Processors you've had. Oh, and dont forget to post some pics!
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