The McIntosh MTI100 also has analogue and digital inputs, so you can connect other components to it, as well as on-board wireless (Bluetooth V4.2), so you can stream to it from your phone. And if you don’t want to use speakers, well it has a high-quality headphone amplifier built in as well.
‘The new McIntosh MTI 100 integrated turntable is truly a one-of-a-kind product, designed for those who want maximum flexibility in their home audio system but don’t want a large audio system,’ said Philip Sawyer, of Synergy Audio Visual, which distributes McIntosh in Australia. ‘With all the built-in connectivity the MTI100 offers, it can become the centre-piece of a modern home audio system for modern lifestyles.’
As you might have guessed, being made by McIntosh - and of course from the photograph of it above! - the MTI100 has a valve pre-amplifier stage. The power amplifier is a solid-state Class-D design that McIntosh rates with a power output of 50-watts per channel into 8Ω and 80-watts per channel into 4Ω. External inputs comprise an unbalanced analogue line input, a digital coaxial input and an optical input. In addition to left and right speaker outputs, the MTI100 also has a line output to drive an external powered subwoofer output and the aforementioned headphone jack.
The McIntosh MTI100’s 3.18 kg machined aluminium platter is belt-driven via an a.c. synchronous motor. Speed change (between 33.33 and 45rpm) is achieved manually via a 2-step pulley. The MTI100’s tonearm comes pre-fitted with a Sumiko Olympia moving-magnet phono cartridge. The MTI100 is fitted with an input selector switch and a volume control, but both can also be controlled via the supplied infra-red remote control.
The Australian price will be $11,995, and we gather the first units may arrive as soon as end-February.
For more information contact Synergy Audio Visual