McIntosh releases DTS X and Auro 3D firmware for McIntosh MX122 AV processor

posted on Wednesday, 16th November 2016 by Steve May

Dolby Atmos  DTS:X  Auro-3D  home cinema 

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McIntosh has released a firmware update that brings DTS:X and Auro-3D object-based 3D audio to its flagship MX122 AV processor.

Launched earlier this year, the MX122 supports Dolby Atmos out of the box. The new firmware includes DTS Neural-X, which adds the ability to convert stereo and 5.1 source material into an immersive soundfield.  The processor is an 11.2 channels design, able to support an Atmos configuration of 7.2.4. In addition to 3D audio, existing formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio are supported.

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The MX122 is compatible with 4K Ultra HD video sources and will upscale lower resolutions to 4K Ultra HD. All HDMI inputs support HDCP 2.2 4K Ultra HD at 50/60Hz and 4:4:4 colour subsampling.

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The MX122 features a wide selection of inputs and outputs including 7 HDMI, 4 digital, 1 balanced and 8 unbalanced analogue stereo, an unbalanced 7.1 multi-channel audio, plus component and composite.

For multiroom installs, integrators can create two additional zone’ in the home for sound and vision. Calibration is via Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room-correction.

The MX122 retails for £6,995 and is available through Jordan Acoustics. 

Steve May

Steve is a veteran of the UK consumer electronics industry, having covered it for
various media outlets for more than 20 years.

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