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McIntosh’s MHT300 home theatre receiver is a monster

  • Pulling the covers off a new home theatre receiver at ISE 2023 in Barcelona this morning is McIntosh. Its all-new MHT300 is a 7.2 channel unit promising between 120 and 150wpc into 8 Ohms, even when all seven channels are in play. And if you’re someone who likes to listen LOUD, the presence of the US manufacturer’s Power Guard signal overload technology reportedly prevents overdriving and possible loudspeaker damage.

    All four of the HDMI inputs – and the one HDMI output – support 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz and the unit is expandable to a 7.2.4 configuration when additional external amplifiers are connected to its in-built Height 1 and Height 2 outputs. File support includes Dolby Atmos, DTS-X, Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and HLG.

    The MHT300’s feature set is rounded out by auto-sensing inputs – that turn the amplifier off when no input signal is detected after a pre-determined amount of time and on again when the input signal returns – plus an FM tuner for radio broadcasts. Dirac Live room correction is also on-board to help with channel balance and room integration.

    However, it wouldn’t be a McIntosh without its signature look: a black glass front panel, an illuminated logo, rotary control knobs and a ‘silver’-trimmed chassis.

    Shipping on the MHT300 begins in the USA and Canada in March. The rest of the world will get its supply soon thereafter. Price: £8995 / US$8000.

    Further information: McIntosh

    Written by John

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