McIntosh MTI100 Integrated Turntable System at Basil Audio

McIntosh MTI100 Turntable

Product Description

McIntosh Announces MTI100 Integrated Turntable

A modern home audio system for modern lifestyles

Binghamton, NY – January 24, 2019 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment

and ultimate‐quality audio for 70 years, is proud to announce the MTI100 Integrated Turntable.

Turntable? ✔

Amplifier? ✔

Vacuum tube preamplifier? ✔

Phono preamplifier? ✔

Analog & Digital inputs? ✔

Bluetooth? ✔

Speaker outputs? ✔

Subwoofer output? ✔

Headphone jack? ✔

McIntosh engineering? ✔

What else is needed? Just add music and speakers.

At first glance, the new McIntosh MTI100 Integrated Turntable may look like it’s just a turntable, but a

closer look will reveal that it is in fact so much more. Truly a one‐of‐a‐kind product, it is designed for

those who want maximum flexibility in their home audio system but don’t want – or don’t have the

space for – a large audio system. With all the built‐in connectivity the MTI100 offers, it can become the

center piece of a modern home audio system for modern lifestyles. Simply add a pair of speakers to

create a complete and comprehensive audio system.

Besides the turntable that plays both 33‐1/3 and 45 rpm vinyl records, the MTI100 also includes a power

amplifier, a vacuum tube preamplifier section, a shielded phono preamplifier, an unbalanced auxiliary

input, digital audio coaxial and optical inputs, a Bluetooth receiver, a subwoofer output, stereo speaker

outputs, and a headphone jack for personal listening.

The 7 pound (3.18 kg) machined aluminum platter and the matching machined aluminum tonearm with

anti‐skate sit atop a 3/8” (9.5mm) thick piece of glass – the same glass found in the front panels of our

larger amplifiers; this in turn sits atop a custom 1/4” (6.35mm) thick metal plate that adds stability. The

combined heftiness of both the platter and metal plate helps resist and absorb noise that could be

caused by external vibrations.

The belt drive platter with manual speed change is driven by an industrial grade permanent magnet AC

synchronous motor with a 2‐speed pulley. With this motor, the platter speed is precisely synced to the

AC power line’s frequency to deliver precise rotational speeds for playback accuracy. The MTI100 comes

with a Sumiko Olympia Moving Magnet cartridge, whose upgraded stylus and cantilever assembly allow

for more dynamic punch and improved frequency response.

A Class D amplifier that’s rated for 80 Watts per channel into 4 Ohms or 50 Watts per channel into 8

Ohms is used to drive a pair of speakers. Two 12AX7 vacuum tubes power the main preamplifier section,

while a separate dedicated phono preamplifier is housed in a custom shielding box that prevents

interference or noise from seeping into the vinyl signal. Together, the vacuum tube preamplifier and

shielded phono preamplifier help make vinyl albums sound their best.

To combine playing vintage vinyl records with modern playback methods, music can also be streamed to

the MTI100 via its High Definition Bluetooth 4.2 input that ensures the MTI100 receives the best sound

quality possible from the Bluetooth device. An external Bluetooth antenna helps achieve optimal

reception and signal quality. The analog and digital audio inputs allow external sources, such as a TV,

tuner or CD Player, to be connected. Not to overlook the impact that low sound frequencies can add, a

subwoofer output is also included. Finally, for personal listening, the front panel includes a headphone

jack that is powered by our High Drive headphone amplifier, which features increased gain and output

power and is optimized for virtually all headphone types.

Power, volume and input selection can be controlled by either the included remote or via two knobs on

the unit. An illuminated McIntosh logo is located in the top glass panel, while a classic McIntosh‐styled

die cast aluminum name badge adorns the front of the chassis.

Available NOW

Email us at Basil Audio.