Debuting at ISE 2020 on the McIntosh stand will be the company’s MX170 and MX123 AV pre-processors.
The MX170 features eight HDMI inputs and four HDMI outputs, with each supporting HDCP 2.2 and 18Gbps of bandwidth to fully support 4K UHD picture quality and full 4:4:4 colour spacing. Audio Return Channel (ARC) capabilities are provided on three of the outputs, while the fourth features Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) functionality. HDR formats HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG are also fully supported by the MX170.
The MX123 has seven HDMI inputs and three HDMI outputs. All HDMI inputs and outputs are HDCP 2.3, making the MX123 compliant and compatible with digital content protection specifications for well into the future, the company claims. They all also have 18Gbps of bandwidth to support HDR formats Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG; 4K Ultra HD at 50/60Hz; 4:4:4 colour spacing; Rec. 2020; and 3D video pass-through. eARC functionality is included on one of the HDMI outputs.
A new feature on the MX123 is IMAX Enhanced. IMAX Enhanced is a set of stringent performance standards established by IMAX and DTS to create a consistent and higher bar for image and sound performance on premium devices.