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McIntosh Black Home Theater A/V Processor - MX160

Abt Model: MX160 | UPC: 842548104631
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McIntosh Black Home Theater A/V Processor - MX160

The MX160 A/V Processor is teeming with all the latest home theater technologies to give you a luxury entertainment experience in the comfort of your home. It supports new object-based 3D audio formats including Dolby® Atmos and Auro-3D® and will be upgradable to support DTS:X™. RoomPerfect™ room correction technology will adjust the audio to the specific acoustics of your room – further enhancing the sonic innovations of these newest audio codecs. The MX160 is also compatible with Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio™ and other popular legacy formats so you can continue to enjoy your existing DVD and Blu-ray™ movie collection in surround sound. Regardless the format, all audio will be processed according to legendary McIntosh sound quality and performance standards not found in any other home theater processor.

Not to forget the latest in video advancements, the MX160 fully supports 4K Ultra HD native sources as well as upconverting lower resolutions to 4K Ultra HD for the best possible picture quality. Its 8 HDMI inputs and 4 outputs support HDR10 (High Dynamic Range) while providing plenty of options to connect your existing and future HD and 4K Ultra HD sources. 3D video pass-through will put you right in the action of your favorite 3D movies. An HDBaseT output is included to provide degradation-free, uncompressed digital video and audio over long cable runs between the MX160 and your projector or TV.

To fully immerse you in your home theater experience, the MX160 features balanced outputs for 11.1 (also known as 7.1.4) audio channels plus 4 auxiliary channels for use in bi-amping your speakers or driving additional subwoofers. For digital music lovers, the MX160 features 4 optical, 3 coaxial and 1 USB inputs that accepts up to 24-bit/192kHz signals plus 1 XLR connector. For analog audio, there are 2 sets of stereo balanced inputs, 4 sets of stereo unbalanced inputs, a dedicated phono input and a set of 7.1 multichannel unbalanced inputs. All analog and digital connections can be custom named for simplified system operation and matched in volume level for a smooth transition between sources. Bass and treble controls offer further audio fine-tuning.

The classic black glass front panel, knobs, illuminated logo and custom machined brushed aluminum end caps make the MX160 a rousing addition to any home theater and will have you enjoying all your favorite movies well into the future. The MX160 can be paired with a variety of McIntosh amplifiers and speakers for a complete home theater system. It has received Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) Certification from Control4®, a leading global provider of smart home automation solutions, allowing it to effortlessly be integrated into Control4 automation systems to further enhance the user experience. Contact your local dealer to learn more.



  • Multi-Channel Outputs Balanced: 11.1 (also known as 7.1.4) plus 4 auxiliary for bi-amping or multiple subwoofers
  • Multi-Channel Inputs Unbalanced: 7.1
  • Multi-Channel Outputs Unbalanced: 0
  • Stereo Inputs Balanced: 2
  • Stereo Inputs Unbalanced: 5 (including 1 Moving Magnet Phono)
  • Stereo Outputs Unbalanced: 1 (Zone B)
  • Digital Coaxial Input: 3
  • Digital Coaxial Output: 1 (Zone B)
  • Digital Optical Input: 4
  • Digital Optical Output: 0
  • Aes/Ebu Balanced Input: 1
  • HDMI Input: 8 HDCP 2.2, High Dynamic Range (HDR10), 3D video pass-through
  • HDMI Output: 4 HDCP 2.2, High Dynamic Range (HDR10), 3D video pass-through
  • HDBT Output: 1
  • USB:
    • 2 Type A
    • 1 Type B for digital audio (2.0, 24-bit/192kHz Asynchronous)
  • Component Input: 0
  • Component Output: 0
  • Composite Input: 0
  • Composite Output: 0
  • S-Video Input: 0
  • S-Video Output: 0
  • Subwoofer 2 Output: 4 auxiliary outputs
  • Network Connection: 2
  • Max # Of Audio Channels In Zone A: 16
  • Additional Zone Outputs: Zone B: Analog and digital audio outputs
  • Advanced Connections: Ethernet Web interface and firmware update, IP-based control


  • Total Harmonic Distortion (DSP BYPASS): 0.005%
  • Dolby Processing: Atmos/True HD/Digital, EX/ProLogic IIx
  • DTS Processing: HD Master & High Res. Audio/ES/96/24, Discrete & Matrix6.1, Neo:X
  • Auro Processing: Auro 3D, Auro-Matic, Auro 9.1, 10.1, 11.1
  • Pure Stereo DSP Bypass Mode: No
  • Video Scaling: 4K Upconversion


  • Third Party Control: RS232, Web IP, IR Input
  • Tone Controls: Bass and Treble with adjustable frequency
  • OSD Overlay On HDMI Output: Yes
  • Input-Output Format Indicators: 9 in and 9 out
  • Control Of Mcintosh Sources: Yes, wired with data cables

General Specifications

  • Channel Formats: 11.1 (7.1.4), 7.1, 5.1, Stereo
  • DSP Room Correction: RoomPerfect, 1/12 octave
  • Microphone And Stand Included: Yes
  • Network Features: Ethernet Control and Setup
  • Unique Crossover Frequency, Each Speaker: Yes
  • Special Features: Up to 121 input capability, 4 assignable auxiliary channels

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 7-5/8"(including feet)
  • Width: 17-1/2"
  • Depth: 19-1/2" (including front panel, knobs, and rear panel connections)

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 32 lbs
  • Shipping: 56 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 3 Years Limited
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Key Features
HDMI Audio/Video Switching With Up-Conversion Processing/ 7 Analog Audio Inputs (One Eight Channel),8 Digital Audio Inputs And 8 Digital Video Inputs/ Balanced Audio Inputs And Outputs/ Digital Audio Decoders/ On-Screen And Multifunction Fluorescent Displays/ LED Channel Status Indicators/ RoomPerfect Automatic Measurement/ Digitally Controlled Audio Trim Functions/ Dual Zone/ Black Finish
More reasons to buy the McIntosh MX160 from Abt Electronics
  • is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The McIntosh MX160 is Brand New.
  • The McIntosh MX160 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
Apple AirPlayNo
Bluetooth CompatibilityNo
Satellite Radio ReadyNo
3D ReadyYes
Decoders/EncodersDolby Atmos, Dolby True HD, DTS-X, DTS Master HD, Auro 3D
Input ConnectorsDigital Coaxial / Optical, HDMI, Aes/Ebu Balanced
Output ConnectorsDigital Coaxial, HDMI, HDBT, Subwoofer
THX CertificationNo
Number of Zones2
Number of USB Ports1
Weight (lbs)32
Parts Warranty3 Years Limited
Labor Warranty3 Years Limited


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