BRAND: McIntosh

SERIES: MX170 A/V Processor
TYPE: Sources

Experience movies in the comfort of your home theater with the brilliance of 4K Ultra HD, the vividness of High Dynamic Range (HDR), and the immersiveness of 3D surround sound like never before with the MX170 A/V Processor. Complete with the latest in home theater technology, the MX170 has everything needed to deliver a breathtaking audio and cinema experience.


  • 12 HDMI ports: HDCP 2.2/2.3, 18Gbps & 4:4:4 Color
  • 4K Ultra HD; Dolby Vision, HDR10 & HLG
  • 15.1 Audio Channels; eARC
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X & Auro-3D

To produce this immersive home theater experience, the MX170 features balanced outputs for a 15.1 surround sound speaker configuration. This allows you to have a multitude of speakers in your home theater to create an enveloping cinematic soundstage. If you don’t have that many surround sound speakers, 4 of the outputs can be used to bi-amp some of your speakers or to drive additional subwoofers.

The MX170 comes with a full suite of digital inputs including 4 optical, 3 coaxial and 1 USB that each accept up to 24-bit/192kHz signals, plus 1 digital balanced input. There’s also a complete complement of analog audio inputs comprised of 2 balanced and 4 unbalanced inputs, a phono input and a 7.1 multichannel unbalanced input. It features some of the latest analog to digital convertor technology to maximize the audio quality of your analog sources. All analog and digital devices can be custom named to simplify system operation; their volume levels can be matched to eliminate jarring changes in volume when transitioning between sources. Bass and treble controls offer further audio fine-tuning.

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Frequency Response:
±0.5dB from 20Hz-20kHz

Total Harmonic Distortion:
0.005% maximum from 20Hz to 20kHz

Rated Output Voltage:
2.5 Vrms Unbalanced
5.0 Vrms Balanced

8 HDMI (HDCP 2.2/2.3, 18Gbps)
7 Stereo (5 unbalanced + 2 balanced)
4 Optical
3 Coax
1 Multi-channel 7.1 (unbalanced)
1 AES/EBU Digital
1 USB for digital audio

16 Balanced
4 HDMI (HDCP 2.2/2.3, 18Gbps)
1 Coax (for zone B)
1 Stereo Analog (unbalanced for zone B)
1 HDBaseT

Video Processing:
4K Ultra HD
High Dynamic Range (HDR): Dolby
Vision, HDR10, HLG

Audio Processing:
Dolby: Atmos, TrueHD plus
legacy formats
DTS: DTS:X, HD Master Audio plus legacy formats
Auro: 3D, Auro-Matic, 9.1, 10.1, 11.1
Control: Remote control (included), network, RS232

Overall Dimensions (W x H x D):
17-1/2” (44.45cm) x 7-5/8” (19.37cm) including feet x 19-1/2”
(49.53cm) including the front panel, knobs and cables

30 lbs (13.6 kg) net, 54 lbs (24.5 kg) in shipping carton 

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In order to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction, new McIntosh products may only be purchased from an Authorized McIntosh Dealer; and, with certain limited exceptions may only be purchased over-the-counter or delivered and installed by the Authorized McIntosh Dealer. McIntosh does not warrant, in any way, products that are purchased from anyone who is not an Authorized McIntosh Dealer, or that have had their serial numbers altered or defaced.

Companion Products
The MC255, MC257, MC8207, MI128 and MI254 Power Amplifiers, XRT1.1K or XR100 Floorstanding Speakers, LCR80 Center Channel Speaker, WS500 or WS300 In-Walll Speakers, CS200 In-Ceiling Speaker and MPC1500 Power Conditioner are logical companions for the MX170 A/V Processor. Your Authorized Dealer can provide additional information on other McIntosh product combinations.