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.
Vacuum tube preamplifier? ✔
Phono preamplifier? ✔
Analog & Digital inputs? ✔
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.
Email us at Basil Audio.