It’s not all boppin’ blue meters and glowing tubes for McIntosh these days. The last fading rays of January delivered the news of a new multichannel theater amplifier from the US brand, including up to 120-150 watts for each channel served.
In terms of visuals, there will be support for 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video on all four of its HDMI inputs and one HDMI output. The MHT300 offers individual amplifier modules that can be configured to suit a few different speaker setups, and the ability to connect to external amplifiers so you can turn the amp into a full 7.2.4 home theater receiver, if including that many speakers in your listening room if your bag. It also options Dirac Live Room Correction, so you can optimize your sound system and adjust your audio output to the unique acoustics of your room.
“Considering the increase in video streaming services over the last decade, we are excited to share our latest innovation in home theater with our customers for them to better enjoy their entertainment in the comfort of their home,” said McIntosh President Charlie Randall. “We look forward to seeing the positive impact the MHT300 will have on consumers’ at-home viewing and listening experiences.”
The MHT300 is a reflection of the McIntosh brand, with the signature black glass front panel, illuminated McIntosh logo, rotary control knobs, and familiar form factor highlighted by silver trim, all housed in a robust and durable chassis. With its Power Guard signal overload technology, the MHT300 claims to prevent overdriving and damaging your speakers. The Sentry Monitor short-circuit protection circuit will disengage the output stage if current ever approaches unsafe levels, and then resets automatically when operating conditions return to normal. The MHT300 even has eco-friendly on/off signal sensing that turns the unit off if no input signal has been detected for a set amount of time and automatically turns on when it senses a signal from your home theater processor, The MHT300 also includes an FM Tuner for enjoying free over-the-air radio broadcasts – take that Alexa.
The McIntosh MHT300 will be available through the brand’s dealer network starting March 2023, and retailing for $8k.
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