Blu-ray player heads up new McIntosh launches, disc spinner joined by phono preamp and preamplifier

posted on Thursday, 30th June 2016 by Steve May

Hi-fi  Blu-ray  4K  High-end 


High-end audio specialist McIntosh has unveiled a trio of new products at a dealer event in Sardina: the C2600 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier (priced at $7,000), the MP100 phono preamplifier ($2,000) and the MVP901 Audio Video Blu-ray player ($5,500).

The MVP901 Audio Video player (pictured above and below) upscales to 2160p but is not a 4K UHD disc compatible device. It does play SACD and DVD-Audio platters. The brand says the player offers a wide variety of picture adjustments, while an 32-bit/192kHz DAC makes the most of audio sources. 

MVP901 Back Trim

The C2600 Vacuum Tube preamp (pictured below) has 16 inputs, including three balanced and four unbalanced plus Moving Magnet and Moving Coil phono inputs. There are five digital inputs, plus USB and the McIntosh exclusive MCT connection. A 32-bit/384kHz DAC is capable of decoding and playing DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256 plus DXD 352.8kHz and DXD 384kHz.

The MP100 Phono Preamplifier is a first from the brand, and can rip vinyl to a computer via USB. Digital outputs are fixed at 24-bit/96kHz; if an album has a very loud section, the digital output clipping protection prevents harsh sounding and speaker damaging distortion from being recorded to the file.

C2600 Angle Right Phono Trim

MP100 Angle Right Trim

UK prices have not yet been announced. Distribution is via 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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