McIntosh has announced the MTI100 Integrated Turntable. At first glance, the new McIntosh MTI100 Integrated Turntable may look like it’s just a turntable, but you just need to add a pair of speakers to create a complete audio system.

Besides the turntable that plays both 33-1/3 and 45 rpm vinyl records, the MTI100 also includes a power amplifier, a vacuum tube preamplifier section, a shielded phono preamplifier, an unbalanced auxiliary input, digital audio coaxial and optical inputs, a Bluetooth receiver, a subwoofer output, stereo speaker outputs, and a headphone jack for personal listening.

The 7 pound (3.18 kg) machined aluminium platter and the matching machined aluminium tonearm with anti-skate sit atop a 3/8” (9.5mm) thick piece of glass, the same glass found in the front panels of McIntosh’s larger amplifiers; this in turn sits atop a custom 1/4” (6.35mm) thick metal plate that adds stability.

The belt drive platter with manual speed change is driven by an industrial grade permanent magnet AC synchronous motor with a 2-speed pulley. With this motor, the platter speed is synced to the AC power line’s frequency. The MTI100 comes with a Sumiko Olympia Moving Magnet cartridge.

A Class D amplifier that’s rated for 80 Watts per channel into 4 Ohms or 50 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms is used to drive a pair of speakers. Two 12AX7 vacuum tubes power the main preamplifier section, while a separate dedicated phono preamplifier is housed in a custom shielding box that prevents interference or noise from seeping into the vinyl signal. To combine playing vintage vinyl records with modern playback methods, music can also be streamed to the MTI100 via its High Definition Bluetooth 4.2 input .

An external Bluetooth antenna helps achieve optimal reception and signal quality. The analogue and digital audio inputs allow external sources, such as a TV, tuner or CD Player, to be connected. Not to overlook the impact that low sound frequencies can add, a subwoofer output is also included. Finally, for personal listening, the front panel includes a headphone jack that is powered by our High Drive headphone amplifier, which features increased gain and output power.

Power, volume and input selection can be controlled by either the included remote or via two knobs on the unit. An illuminated McIntosh logo is located in the top glass panel, while a classic McIntosh-styled die cast aluminium name badge adorns the front of the chassis.

US price is $6,500. UK price is £7,500.

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