McIntosh has introduced its new MHT300 home theatre receiver, a 7.2-channel home theatre component that offers 120-150 Watts to every speaker with all seven channels being driven. It also supports 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video on all four of its HDMI inputs and one HDMI output.
The MHT300 was created to be customizable and expandable. Its individual amplifier modules can be configured in a multitude of ways to suit any specific speaker configuration. Meanwhile, 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 theatre receiver. Dirac Live Room Correction allows you to optimize your sound systems and adjust 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 theatre with our customers for them to better enjoy their entertainment in the comfort of their home,” says McIntosh President Charlie Randall. “We look forward to seeing the positive impact the MHT300 will have on consumers’ at-home viewing and listening experiences.
The MHT300 includes traditional McIntosh design cues such as the 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.
Power Guard signal overload technology prevents overdriving and damaging your speakers. Sentry Monitor short-circuit protection circuit also 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 turns the unit off if no input signal has been detected for a set amount of time and automatically turns the MHT300 on when it senses a signal from your home theatre processor. There’s also an FM Tuner for enjoying free over-the-air radio broadcasts.
The McIntosh MHT300 will be available through authorized McIntosh dealers beginning March 2023, with an MSRP of US$8,000.