McIntosh intros audiophile plug ‘n’ play MT2 turntable

posted on Monday, 12th March 2018 by Steve May

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McIntosh has a announced a new turntable, the MT2, positioned as an audiophile grade plug ‘n’ play record deck. The MT2 plays both 33-1/3 and 45 rpm records and comes with a pre-installed moving coil cartridge that boasts an output high enough to enable compatibility with moving magnet inputs on partnering equipment.

The cosmetic design is delisiously distinctive. The wood base plinth has a black lacquer finish, while a green glow emanates from under the platter.

MT2 Tonearm

MT2 Logo

The tonearm is constructed from lightweight duraluminium, with advanced damping properties. The belt-driven solid black outer platter, made from “dynamically balanced” polyoxymethylene, is 25.4mm thick to counter vibration. ​The inner platter is made of CNC-precision milled aluminium. The DC motor is driven by an external power supply, decoupled from the chassis.

The MT2 ships with a contoured dust cover included.

MT2 Front Top

MT2 Back

The New York based company describes the MT2 as its most affordable turntable yet, but with a retail price of £4,995 it’s hardly budget. It becomes available in May. Distribution is by Jordan Acoustics (tel 01202 911886).

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology journalist, who also writes for T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice and ERT (amongst others).

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