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McIntosh® 7.1 Channel A/V Processor-MX160

Model #: MX160
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McIntosh® 7.1 Channel A/V Processor with RoomPerfect™ room correction technology and supports new object-based 3D audio formats

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The MX160 A/V Processor is teeming with all the latest home theater technologies to give you a luxury entertainment experience in the comfort of your home. It supports new object-based 3D audio formats including Dolby® Atmos and Auro-3D® and will be upgradable to support DTS:X™. RoomPerfect™ room correction technology will adjust the audio to the specific acoustics of your room – further enhancing the sonic innovations of these newest audio codecs. The MX160 is also compatible with Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio™ and other popular legacy formats so you can continue to enjoy your existing DVD and Blu-ray™ movie collection in surround sound. Regardless the format, all audio will be processed according to legendary McIntosh sound quality and performance standards not found in any other home theater processor. 

  • "The sound effects are so clear you can almost reach out and touch them." A "pure pleasure" that deserves reference level status not only for movies but also for music listening. -Stereo+

Not to forget the latest in video advancements, the MX160 fully supports 4K Ultra HD native sources as well as upconverting lower resolutions to 4K Ultra HD for the best possible picture quality. Its 8 HDMI inputs and 4 outputs support HDR10 (High Dynamic Range) while providing plenty of options to connect your existing and future HD and 4K Ultra HD sources. 3D video pass-through will put you right in the action of your favorite 3D movies. An HDBaseT output is included to provide degradation-free, uncompressed digital video and audio over long cable runs between the MX160 and your projector or TV. 

  • "The MX160 impressed with noble tone, elegance and Hi-Fi feelings that other competitors cannot offer... It can satisfy your needs on hi-end Hi-Fi, home theater and two channel music. You would be happy with its performance." - HiFi Review

To fully immerse you in your home theater experience, the MX160 features balanced outputs for 11.1 (also known as 7.1.4) audio channels plus 4 auxiliary channels for use in bi-amping your speakers or driving additional subwoofers. For digital music lovers, the MX160 features 4 optical, 3 coaxial and 1 USB inputs that accepts up to 24-bit/192kHz signals plus 1 XLR connector. For analog audio, there are 2 sets of stereo balanced inputs, 4 sets of stereo unbalanced inputs, a dedicated phono input and a set of 7.1 multichannel unbalanced inputs. All analog and digital connections can be custom named for simplified system operation and matched in volume level for a smooth transition between sources. Bass and treble controls offer further audio fine-tuning. 

The classic black glass front panel, knobs, illuminated logo and custom machined brushed aluminum end caps make the MX160 a rousing addition to any home theater and will have you enjoying all your favorite movies well into the future. The MX160 can be paired with a variety of McIntosh amplifiers and speakers for a complete home theater system. It has received Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) Certification from Control4®, a leading global provider of smart home automation solutions, allowing it to effortlessly be integrated into Control4 automation systems to further enhance the user experience. Contact your local dealer to learn more. 

  • 16 Channel A/V Processor used in 11.1 (aka 7.1.4) w/ 4 AUX channels (all 16 are balanced)
  • Supports Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D & DTS-HD Master Audio with planned upgrade for DTS:X
  • Supports 4K Ultra HD native sources plus upscaling of lower resolutions
  • 3D video supported
  • Built in RoomPerfect room correction
  • 8 HDMI inputs & 4 HMDI outputs (all HDCP 2.2)
  • HDBaseT output
  • 2 sets of stereo balanced, 4 sets of stereo unbalanced, dedicated phono & 7.1 multichannel unbalanced inputs
  • 4 optical, 3 coax & 1 XLR digital audio inputs
  • Supports DSD64, DSD128, DXD 352.8kHz and DXD 384kHz via USB
  • Supports 5 zones with independent audio & video plus additional audio only zone


HDMI Inputs:8
Ethernet Port:Yes
USB Port:3
Coaxial Digital Audio Inputs:3
HDMI Outputs:4
Optical Digital(Fiber Optic) Audio Inputs:4


Total Harmonic Distortion:0.005

Misc. Specs

Product Weight32
Depth (in.)19.5
Width (in.)17.5
Height (in.)7.63
Remote Control TypeWireless
Manufacturer Warranty3 Year
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