With the McIntosh MTI100, the famed audio company finally joins the all-in-one crowd. Make no mistake, though. The turntable you see above is still a legitimate McIntosh.
That means you’re still looking at the the signature look and feel of McIntosh’s high-end elements. Still intact are the black lacquer finish, large tactile knobs, and alluring lime-green glow.
It gets more interesting inside, though. Hiding underneath is a 50-watt Class D amplifier, vacuum tube preamp, phono preamplifier, digital and analog outputs. Made for modern folks, it’s even got a Bluetooth receiver. Truly an all-in-one turntable for the most preening audiophile.
Oh, and there’s also a headphone jack if you want more private listening sessions. The McIntosh MTI100 plays both 33-1/3 and 45 rpm vinyl records.
The idea with this model is that you “just add speakers” to listen to your music collection. There’s practically no need to worry about other audio components. The device already has everything in lock. That’s essentially the pitch for all-in-one turntables. The only difference is this one’s geared toward audiophiles; most all-in-one models aren’t. Suffice it to say that the McIntosh MTI100 isn’t just designed for ease of use. It’s also built with prime audio quality in mind.
One has to wonder why it’s taken this long for McIntosh to please both demographics. But we’re not complaining, of course. After all, an all-in-one turntable with audiophile-grade quality is hard to come by these days.
The thing is expected to cost $6,500 when it ships by the end of this month.MORE INFO HERE