McIntosh has launched its new MHT300, a 7.2 channel home theater receiver that offers 120-150 Watts of power to every speaker with all seven channels being driven. It also supports 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video on all 4 of its HDMI inputs and one HDMI output.
With consumer experience at the forefront of the brand’s values, the MHT300 was created to not only provide unparalleled sound, but to be customizable and expandable. Its individual amplifier modules can be configured in a multitude of ways to suit any specific speaker configuration and additional external amplifiers can be connected to power the included Height 1 and Height 2 audio outputs, effectively turning the MHT300 into a 7.2.4 home theater receiver. Dirac Live Room Correction enables users to optimize their sound systems and adjust their audio output to the unique acoustics of the space.
“Considering the increase in video streaming services over the last decade, we are excited to share our latest innovation in home theater with our customers for them to better enjoy their entertainment in the comfort of their home,” said McIntosh President Charlie Randall. “We look forward to seeing the positive impact the MHT300 will have on consumers’ at-home viewing and listening experiences.
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The MHT300 includes traditional McIntosh design cues such as their signature black glass front panel, an illuminated McIntosh logo, rotary control knobs, and a familiar form factor highlighted by silver trim all in a robustly built and durable chassis.
Additional key features include:
- Power Guard signal overload technology that prevents overdriving and damaging your speakers,
- Sentry Monitor short-circuit protection circuit that disengages the output stage should current ever approach unsafe operating levels and then resets automatically when operating conditions return to normal
- Eco-friendly on/off signal sensing that turns the unit off if no input signal has been detected for a set amount of time and — perhaps more conveniently – automatically turns the MHT300 on when it senses a signal from your home theater processor
- An FM tuner for enjoying free over-the-air radio broadcasts
The MHT300 will be available through Authorized McIntosh Dealers beginning March 2023, retailing for $8,000 USD.