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McIntosh Gets Into Bed With Control 4

McIntosh have announced the MX100 A/V processor with now deliver direct access to a Control 4 interface.

The MX100 now houses a Simple Device Discovery Protocl (SDDP) that connects with Control4 home control systems.

This is the audio Companies second Control4 certified A/V processor, following in the footsteps of the more expensive 13.2 channel MX123 from last year.

The MX100 was released originally in late 2020, providing consumers with an 11.2 channel A/V processor that suited entertainment systems requiring only digital inputs rather than any legacy analog inputs. With the ability to be installed in a discrete A/V equipment rack thanks to its 2U physical dimensions and removable rack mounting brackets, it is easy to incorporate into an existing setup.

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Ports on the MX100 include 4 HDMI input and 1 HDMI output. It has support for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG, 4:4:4 colour spacing, Rec.2020, 4K @ 60Hz video pass-through and eArc (Enhanced Audio Return Channel).

Control4 adds more accessible user control and compatibility with Control4 smart devices. The MX100 is easily discoverable by Control4 due to its SDDP integration, making implementation simple and seamless.

There is support for streaming services and high-res audio, while Control4 OS 3 allows for connected control of devices from speakers, audio components and controls.

Those with existing MX100 A/V processors will need to have it updated to firmware 2.134 or higher. Once added to the Control4 system, the MX100 will be easily discoverable, and will download the relevant drivers.

Australian pricing sits the MX100 at A$11,495.

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