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McIntosh MX100 A/V Processor Adds Control4

With Control4 certification, the McIntosh MX100 A/V Processor now works seamlessly with Control4 home automation systems.

McIntosh MX100 A/V Processor with Control4

McIntosh continues to embrace the custom installation market for homes with high-end home theater systems. Today the company announced its most accessibly priced A/V processor, model MX100, has implemented Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) and received Connects with Control4 Certification from Control4®.

McIntosh MX100 A/V Processor Angle Right
McIntosh MX100

The 11.2-channel MX100 A/V Processor ($5500) joins the step-up 13.2-channel MX123 A/V Processor ($8500, 2021 model) as the company’s two A/V Processors that are Control4 certified.

Originally released in November 2020, the MX100 A/V Processor is designed for modern home theaters needing only digital inputs that don’t require legacy analog inputs and is well suited for installation in a discrete A/V equipment rack with rack-friendly 2U physical dimensions and removable rack mounting brackets.

McIntosh MX100 A/V Processor Rear
McIntosh MX100

The MX100 has (4) HDMI inputs, (1) HDMI output and supports a variety of leading home theater technologies including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X; HDR formats Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG; 4:4:4 color spacing; Rec. 2020; 4K @ 60Hz video pass-through; and Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC).

With the addition of Control4 connectivity, compatibility in a whole-home audio system becomes easier and more user friendly. Control4 enabled smart homes can also manage and control lighting, audio, video, climate control, intercom, and security.

McIntosh MX100 A/V Processor with Remote Control

Products embedded with SDDP are automatically discoverable by the Control4 platform for easy integration into automated systems. Integrators benefit from SDDP in the MX100 A/V Processor in many ways, from reduced installation complexity, configuration time, and costs in Control4 projects, making it a seamless addition for media room, audio, and other systems.

Audio is a key part of the Control4 experience, with native support for most streaming services, and high-resolution audio. With Control4 OS 3, all of the devices in a media room, home theater, or whole home including audio components, speakers, and services are united for simple control from Touchscreens, remotes, keypads the Control4 app, and more.

To work with a Control4 system, the MX100 needs to be using firmware version 2.134 or higher; if it is using a lower version then it will need to be updated by an authorized McIntosh dealer. Then the installer simply needs to add the MX100 to a Control4 system and the controller will recognize it. The correct driver will then be automatically downloaded from Control4 and the MX100 will be installed in the system.

McIntosh MX100 A/V Processor Back Angle
McIntosh MX100

MX100 Features

  • 5 HDMI ports: 4K/60Hz; HDCP 2.2; 18Gbps; Rec. 2020; 4:4:4 Color
  • Dolby Vision; HDR10; HLG
  • 11.2 Audio Channels; eARC/ARC
  • Dolby Atmos; DTS:X
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT32
  • Connects with Control4 Certified
  • 2U rack mountable

Price & Availability

The McIntosh MX100 is available through Authorized McIntosh Dealers with an MSRP of $5,500 USD. 

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