McIntosh-MX123 A/V Processor

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MX123

A/V Processor

  • 10 HDMI ports: HDCP 2.2/2.3, 18Gbps & 4:4:4 Color
  • 4K Ultra HD; Dolby Vision, HDR10 & HLG
  • 13.2 Audio Channels; eARC; Apple AirPlay 2
  • Dolby Atmos; DTS:X Pro; Auro-3D; IMAX Enhanced; MPEG-H Audio
  • Connects with Control4 Certification; Crestron Home Certification

The MX123 A/V Processor marries a long tradition of uncompromising McIntosh sound quality with the latest home theater technologies to bring you an unsurpassed luxury home entertainment experience. It is compatible with all the leading home theater surround sound and object-based 3D audio formats including Dolby® Atmos (including Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer), DTS:X® Pro, Auro-3D®, along with Sony’s 360 Reality Audio, an immersive audio experience utilizing Sony’s spatial sound technology. It’s 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 MX123 features upgraded digital audio processing capabilities that results in 2 more discrete audio channels, bringing the MX123 to 13.2 discrete audio channels compared to 11.2 in the previous model. These 13.2 discrete channels are available via both balanced and unbalanced audio outputs that can be used in a variety of home theater speaker configurations; 2 additional unbalanced outputs offer further connection flexibility. DSD and ALAC playback support have been doubled to DSD128 and ALAC 192kHz for better high resolution audio performance.

For the video needs of your home theater, the MX123 has 7 HDMI inputs and 3 HDMI outputs, with each being HDCP 2.2/2.3 compliant. They all also have 18Gbps of bandwidth to support High Dynamic Range (HDR) formats Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG; 4K Ultra HD at 50/60Hz; 4:4:4 color spacing; Rec. 2020; and 3D video pass-through. Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) functionality is included on 1 of the HDMI outputs. eARC offers improved bandwidth so the MX123 can receive higher resolution audio from your TV to produce the best possible sound quality.

Additional connections include: 4 digital audio inputs; 1 balanced and 8 unbalanced analog stereo audio inputs (including 1 dedicated as a Moving Magnet phono input to connect a turntable); an unbalanced 7.1 multi-channel audio input; 3 component and 4 composite video inputs; 1 USB Type A input; 2 unbalanced analog stereo outputs; and 2 composite and 1 component video outputs.

It has received Connects with Control4 Certification from Control4®, a leading global provider of smart home automation solutions, with the implementation of their Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP), allowing it to be effortlessly integrated into Control4 automation systems to further enhance the user experience. The MX123 has also received Works with Crestron Home certification from Crestron, a global leader in advanced smart home technology. Crestron Home unlocks the full potential of a smart home. It’s the complete package for any size project, delivering a simpler, smarter user experience for homeowners, remarkably fast configuration and deployment for integrators, and the confidence that comes with renowned, best-in-class Crestron control hardware.

CONNECTIVITY

  • Multi-Channel Outputs Balanced
    13.2
  • Multi-Channel Inputs Unbalanced
    7.1
  • Multi-Channel Outputs Unbalanced
    15.2
  • Stereo Inputs Balanced
    1
  • Stereo Inputs Unbalanced
    8
    (including 1 Moving Magnet Phono)
  • Stereo Outputs Unbalanced
    2
  • Digital Coaxial Input
    2
  • Digital Coaxial Output
    0
  • Digital Optical Input
    2
  • AES/EBU Balanced Input
    0
  • HDMI Input
    7
    HDCP 2.2/2.3, High Dynamic Range (Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG), 4K Ultra HD at 50/60Hz, 4:4:4 color, Rec. 2020, 3D video pass-through
  • HDMI Output
    3
    HDCP 2.2/2.3, High Dynamic Range (Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG), 4K Ultra HD at 50/60Hz, 4:4:4 color, Rec. 2020, 3D video pass-through, (1) eARC
  • HDBT Output
    0
  • USB
    1 Type A
  • Component Input
    3
  • Component Output
    1
  • Composite Input
    4
  • Composite Output
    2
  • Subwoofer 2 Output
    Yes
    (discrete signal from subwoofer 1)
  • Network Connection
    1
  • Max # of audio channels in Zone A
    15
  • 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 2, Bluetooth, Spotify Connect

PROCESSING

  • Total Harmonic Distortion (DSP Bypass)
    0.005%
  • Dolby Processing
    Atmos/True HD/Digital Plus&EX/Pro Logic IIz, IIx
  • DTS Processing
    DTS:X/Virtual:X/HD Master & High Res. Audio/ES/96/24, Discrete & Matrix6.1/Neo:6/Express/Neural-X
  • Auro Processing
    Auro 3D, Auro-Matic, Auro 9.1, 10.1
  • Pure Stereo DSP Bypass Mode
    Yes
  • Video Scaling
    4K Upconversion
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR)
    Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG

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 remote, 1 Data Out, 2 Power Control Trigger jacks

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Channel Formats
    13.2, 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 dual band 2.4/5GHz, Apple AirPlay 2, Bluetooth, Spotify Connect
  • Unique Crossover Frequency, Each Speaker
    Yes
  • Special Features
    IMAX Enhanced, Rear Panel USB-Apple Dock, HDMI in standby, Apple AirPlay 2, Bluetooth, Spotify Connect

WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS

  • Unit 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)
  • Unit Weight
    31 lbs (14 kg)
  • Shipping Weight
    55 lbs (25 kg)

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