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The Mcintosh MX170 A/V Processor Thread



Excited that McIntosh has announced the new MX170 A/V Procesor. I have one coming soon...

https://www.mcintoshlabs.com/product...products/MX170



Experience movies in the comfort of your home theater with the brilliance of 4K Ultra HD, the vividness of High Dynamic Range (HDR), and the immersiveness of 3D surround sound like never before with the MX170 A/V Processor. Complete with the latest in home theater technology, the MX170 has everything needed to deliver a breathtaking audio and cinema experience.

When it comes to the video requirements of a modern home theater, the MX170 home theater processor has everything you need. It has 8 HDMI inputs and 4 HDMI outputs that are powered by the newest and most powerful HDMI processors available. Each HDMI port is HDCP 2.2 and has 18Gbps of bandwidth to fully support 4K Ultra HD picture quality and full 4:4:4 color spacing. Audio Return Channel (ARC) capabilities are featured on 3 of the outputs, while the 4th features Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) functionality. eARC offers improved bandwidth so higher resolution audio can be sent from your TV to the MX170 to deliver the best sound quality possible.
HDR formats HDR10, Dolby Vision™ and HLG are also fully supported by the MX170. When watching a video mastered in one of these formats, you’ll see a dramatic improvement in color, contrast and brightness on your screen. A special HDBaseT output is included to prevent signal loss or degradation when there is a long distance between your MX170 and the screen. It also has 3D video pass-through, so you can be right in the middle of the action when watching your favorite 3D movies.

McIntosh MX170 A/V Processor
On the audio side, the MX170 is compatible with all the leading object-based, 3D surround sound formats including Dolby® Atmos, DTS:X™ and Auro-3D® to give you a truly immersive theater experience. It includes sophisticated RoomPerfect™ room correction technology that will measure and adjust the audio output to compensate for the specific acoustic properties of your room and make every seat in the house the best seat in the house. The MX170 combined with RoomPerfect will give you a home theater surround sound system with optimized frequency response, calibrated speaker volumes, and bass control that perfectly combines your speakers with your subwoofer(s). You’ll also gain added flexibility in speaker selection and placement.

McIntosh MX170 A/V Processor
To produce this immersive home theater experience, the MX170 features balanced outputs for a 15.1 surround sound speaker configuration. This allows you to have a multitude of speakers in your home theater to create an enveloping cinematic soundstage. If you don’t have that many surround sound speakers, 4 of the outputs can be used to bi-amp some of your speakers or to drive additional subwoofers.

The MX170 comes with a full suite of digital inputs including 4 optical, 3 coaxial and 1 USB that each accept up to 24-bit/192kHz signals, plus 1 digital balanced input. There’s also a complete complement of analog audio inputs comprised of 2 balanced and 4 unbalanced inputs, a phono input and a 7.1 multichannel unbalanced input. It features some of the latest analog to digital convertor technology to maximize the audio quality of your analog sources. All analog and digital devices can be custom named to simplify system operation; their volume levels can be matched to eliminate jarring changes in volume when transitioning between sources. Bass and treble controls offer further audio fine-tuning.
McIntosh MX170 A/V Processor

The MX170 takes advantage of the latest advancements in processing power to run cooler while performing better than any previous McIntosh home theater processor. Its easy to use and robust setup program allows for great customization and optimization based on your needs. It has the timeless and sought-after McIntosh look of a black glass front panel, control knobs, illuminated logo and custom aluminum end caps. It can be paired with a variety of amplifiers and speakers to make a complete home theater system. Contact your local dealer to learn more.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Audio, Dolby Surround, Dolby Vision and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Manufactured under license from Auro Technologies. Auro-3D® and the related symbols are registered trademarks of Auro Technologies. All materials contained in this work are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Auro Technologies NV or in case of third party materials, the owner of that content.
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 DTS:X logo are trademarks of DTS, Inc. © DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
RoomPerfect is a registered trademark of Lyngdorf Audio A/S.
HDMI, the HDMI Logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.

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
8
HDCP 2.2, 18Gbps, 4K Ultra HD at 50/60Hz, 4:4:4 color, High Dynamic Range (Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG), 3D video pass-through
HDMI Output
4
HDCP 2.2, 18Gbps, 4K Ultra HD at 50/60Hz, 4:4:4 color, High Dynamic Range (Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG), 3D video pass-through, (3) ARC, (1) eARC
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
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
DTS:X/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
No
High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG
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
15.1, 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 64 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)



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User Manual: https://www.mcintoshlabs.com/-/media...170-om-01.ashx

Brochure: https://www.mcintoshlabs.com/-/media...-35109500.ashx

I will keep this post up to date with the latest firmware updates...
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When is this shipping / avail to dealers in US?



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Looking forward to JR getting his hands on this beast.
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I’m very interested but also following the Trinnov as well.


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Shipping is imminent, likely towards the end of October. Dealers are taking orders, so if what happened with the MX160 (and even the MP50) repeats, best to get orders in soon if you want one for the holidays.
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Interesting how McIntosh mentioned this processor runs cooler than any other past McIntosh processor due to updated (more powerful) silicon. That’s a good thing as the 160 certainly ran at very warm levels due to all the audio and RP processing. It really shows a nice revision/improvement to the SSP.

Also of note, the only external physical difference I can see between MX160 and 170 is the hdmi board this round is linear on one board as the inputs and outputs are placed right to left vs the 160 where the inputs and outputs were at different heights/levels. The 170 hdmi board now has a physical design exactly like the MP50 (and similar to the MP60 as well). As we are aware, the MP50 hdmi board ultimately became hardware upgradeable. Hopefully this layout change was done with an eye on the future this round, as so many other processors have addressed an upgradeable hdmi board (i.e. Storm, Trinnov, Datasat and Lyngdorf).

Also, even thought the McIntosh press release does not mention DTS: X Pro, this format is very likely to be added for two reasons: 1) The MP60 has listed support for this codec, and 2) early inquiry (which is being followed up on) has stated future support for the codec will be added.
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Really keen on this product but RP vs Dirac?

I really like Dirac and considering the new jbl or arcam.

Anyone had a chance to compare? RP vs dirac...

I only demoed Steinway Lyngdorf 5.1.4 setup which was nice but a bit bright sounding - p200 used though.
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Really keen on this product but RP vs Dirac?

I really like Dirac and considering the new jbl or arcam.

Anyone had a chance to compare? RP vs dirac...

I only demoed Steinway Lyngdorf 5.1.4 setup which was nice but a bit bright sounding - p200 used though.
MX151/MX160 not remotely bright, quite the opposite actually. Of course your speaker choice, amp choice and your room become part of the equation. Many prefer RP over Dirac.
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Is this all in house or a rebadge?

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How come there's no IMAX ENHANCED certification?
I wouldn’t be too worried about that, as it really appears to be a very gimmicky certification. Not sure if it will be in a future update, but I will not miss it if it’s not.
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It is not all in house, nor is it just a rebadge. Hopefully we can get more clarification details on this.
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Is this all in house or a rebadge?
Not exactly a rebadge, but the rear panel on the Lyngdorf MP50 is very similar.
http://lyngdorf.com.linux159.unoeuro.../mp50-back.jpg
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Does the MX170 now accept DSD from SACD-players?
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Specs look similar to Lyndorf MP60.

I would suspect McIntosh would jazz up the analog stereo side of things or use an upgraded DAC.

IIRC the MP60 is close to $13,500 MSRP with AES67 ($12,500 without).

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I have also debated on staying with McIntosh, or going with Trinnov or the Storm Mk 2. I have daisy chained 2 LFE subs (placed right next to each other) and got excellent results. With 4 subs, there are external subwoofer controller options that you may want to look into.

There is a very strong likelihood that the 170 will get the DTS: X Pro upgrade, and one McIntosh rep has stated so. Unless this info comes from engineering, I can not say it is 100% certainty. An inquiry has been made with for clarification purposes. I have elected to stay with McIntosh due to the beautiful sonic signature of the 160 and future 170. 16 dedicated channels is just enough for me. I am also a big fan of RP as the results have always been excellent (without needing to rely on an expert and needing to spend thousands for audio calibration to get ideal results).

You have a very nice system, but as an aside... even though the 170 is reported to run cooler than the 160, if you go with the 170, I would leave more room above the SSP. Not sure you have cooling fans in there, but even so, putting a component directly on top of a hot running SSP can be trouble. It needs to breath. AC Infinity makes a very nice low profile fan that sits right on top of the SSP, which sucks the heat out of the unit, and throws it out the back (if the cabinet has an open back). Another option would be to place the SSP on the top of the cabinet on the right side. Just a thought. There is so much processing going on in these units, I would not want to risk overheating damage.
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If you elect to put a new MX SSP in that cabinet, I can’t say enough about this product. They can vent up, back or in a front direction. Rear vent version below. Tstat setting controlled and very quiet. Passive venting is not enough in your case, especially when placing another component on top of the SSP.

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What he has stacked doesn’t cover the back where most of the heat is, but agree giving more room would be a big plus.... SJ
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Huh? The MX170 will VERY likely get DTS:X Pro. The shared platform MP60 has already announced it. Joerod or myself will clarify shortly.
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The processor is 15.1, so 16 total/discrete channels. Nothing needs to be matrixed this round. Curious though if one has the option to matrix the wides despite the ability for them to be discrete.
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Do we know if channels are fully assignable?

Meaning if my room is only 9(front height).x.4, so I have 13 channels bed and upper combined, but could I use 2 remaining MX170 channels for separate subwoofer channels and would RP allow separate BM.


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An interesting bit of info: MP-60 19 lbs vs the MX170 30 lbs.
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I ordered an MX170 last night. Looking forward to getting it installed into my Houston system.
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Meaning if my room is only 9(front height).x.4, so I have 13 channels bed and upper combined, but could I use 2 remaining MX170 channels for separate subwoofer channels and would RP allow separate BM.


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If you don’t have that many surround sound speakers, 4 of the outputs can be used to bi-amp some of your speakers or to drive additional subwoofers.

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How come there's no IMAX ENHANCED certification?
McIntosh’s newly announced MX123 model (right below the 170) has it so I am sure the 170 comes with it as well. I will get clarification on it. Maybe tell them they need to get that added to the website as well as DTS: X Pro in a future update.


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Well, for that much money I’m not going to even consider this knowing it ‘might’ have certain features. McIntosh really dropped the ball on this item. Looks like I’m back to either Storm Audio or Trinnov. ☹️
DTS: X Pro I get waiting on. Let’s see what they say. As for imax enhanced really? I am sure it has it and it is a simple oversight but still. Lol

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Well, for that much money I’m not going to even consider this knowing it ‘might’ have certain features. McIntosh really dropped the ball on this item. Looks like I’m back to either Storm Audio or Trinnov. ☹️
IMAX Enhanced is quite gimmicky and unnecessary. If McIntosh wants to add it... great, but to base a purchase on this questionable codec variation is on the ridiculous side. Though I can see such an argument being made with DTS:X Pro.

If, as you say, you are not ready to make a purchase for an SSP for quite some time, then why the large vocal swings of buying and not buying a particular brand? By the time you are ready to buy, you will certainly know concretely if the 170 has the features you desire.

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