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McIntosh MVP881BR Blu-ray Disc Player


True “Universal” Disc Player With Unmatched Audiophile Pedigree

McIntosh Laboratory just announced the introduction of its first ever Universal Audio/Video Blu-ray Player, the model MVP881BR (SRP: $8,000). Scheduled for availability in January 2010, the MVP881BR is a single source component offering universal compatibility and world-class performance from virtually all today’s most advanced video and audio disc formats, also supporting BD-Live Blu-ray Profile 2.0 web-enabled features. It reflects all of McIntosh’s leading-edge craftsmanship, attention to detail and unmatched performance, and sets a new reference standard in ultimate-quality source components.

In addition to its advanced Blu-ray capabilities, the MVP881BR Universal Audio/Video Player excels at playing SACD and DVD Audio discs as well as standard CDs and DVDs. The elegantly designed rock-solid “dreadnaught style” component features custom fabricated steel and aluminum casework with unique, compartmentalized sub structures that inhibit resonance while shielding sensitive audio circuits. Most notably, the unit features a supremely durable all-metal disc mechanism. Set in a heavy, damped base, this quiet-running mechanism is exceptionally accurate, and also features a cast-aluminum disc tray. For maximum flexibility in convenience and installation, the unit also features an SD card reader, an RS232C interface and an Ethernet connection for BD-Live content and future software updates.

McIntosh MVP881 Blu-Ray Disc Player - Back

The MVP881BR utilizes many of the same technologies and materials as McIntosh’s renowned audiophile grade components. The unit’s custom designed linear power supply, with R-core transformer, forms the foundation of the audio topology and provides the low noise, distortion free performance that McIntosh customers insist upon. Leading edge HDMI 1.3 audio and video are fully implemented with HDMI Mode and Resolution selectable from the front panel. The latest Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio codecs are supported and an uncompressed, 24-bit, 192 KHz PCM 7.1 channel audio bitstream is also provided. For unmatched sonic performance, four 32-bit, 192 kHz internally-balanced, stereo DACS deliver 7.1 channels of audio output; a fifth DAC supplies a separate, stereo downmix. On-board audio decoding with full bass management and a multi-channel audio output enable use with legacy A/V processors. Differential balanced, analog audio circuitry is used throughout.

To provide its industry-leading video reproduction capabilities, the MVP881BR leverages the power of the superb Silicon Optics HQV Realta video processor together with 14-bit video DACS to provide a vibrant, noise free image worthy of the finest video displays.

About McIntosh Laboratory
McIntosh Laboratory celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2009, and the company’s unswerving commitment to excellence, innovation and quality continues to define the state-of-the-art in high fidelity and bring discriminating consumers around the world an elevated home entertainment experience. McIntosh luxury audio and video products are designed and manufactured at the company’s Binghamton, New York headquarters. Its products reflect unmatched levels of performance, superlative engineering and hand craftsmanship. Built to last for decades, McIntosh components demand nothing less than an equal level of commitment to customer support and service. McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. is a D&M Holdings company.

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