Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Wireless Audio Industry Welcomes Three New McIntosh Products in CES 2016

No more hassle of wires and no need to search for a plug-in for playing the music; wireless technology has completely altered the way audio devices used to work before. This trend of wireless audio devices is growing with an unstoppable pace and internet is working as a catalyst in the whole process. New wireless speakers or music streaming systems keep on launching in the market from time to time and this CES, i.e. CES 2016 has made a new addition in this category.

A well-known brand McIntosh has launched three new home audio products for serving all the requirements of entertainment i.e. from superior videos to audios. All the three devices are equipped with wireless and some other advance functionalities to match up or even surpass the existing audio technologies. Let’s brief you a bit more about the three brand new McIntosh products.

McIntosh MX122 A/V Processor

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This processor is a one stop solution for up scaling lower resolution audios and videos to the best possible audio and video quality. This device is all set to create new milestones with breakthrough surround sound, 3D audio and 4K Ultra HD picture quality. It includes a great number of input and output options; inputs - 7 HDMI, 4 Digital audio, 1 balanced and 8 unbalanced analog stereo, 3 component and 1 composite video with 1 USB for iPod, outputs - 3 HDMI, 2 component and 2 composite video and many more. Apart from these, wireless connectivity options such as Bluetooth and AirPlay allows easy streaming from mobile devices. Support for wireless streaming services such as Pandora, SiriusXM, Spotify and vTuner are also included. 
Shipping of McIntosh MX122 A/V Processor is expected in January 2016.

McIntosh MB50 Media Streamers

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This new audio streamer utilize the DTS Play-Fi technology to wirelessly play music over the existing Wi-Fi network. To make the most of this device, there is only need to connect the MB50 to home audio system and Wi-Fi network. MB50 supports Apple and Android mobile app and Windows desktop app with built-in support for streaming services such as Pandora, Rhapsody, Spotify, Songza, SiriusXM etc. This device has support for high resolution audio with multiple input/output options and Wi-Fi antennas for a strong network connection.
Shipping of McIntosh MB50 Media Streamer is expected in March 2016.

McIntosh RS100 Wireless Speakers

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McIntosh RS100 Wireless Speaker also works on DTS Play-Fi technology to play music wirelessly over existing Wi-Fi network. It also supports Apple and Android mobile app and Windows desktop app. These speakers have the capability to connect up to 16 speakers at a time to single Wi-Fi network, i.e. enough to play music in 8 different rooms. This speaker is also capable of connecting to both streaming and non-streaming setups. So, it’s your choice to either connect it with two internal Wi-Fi antennas or through a USB-to-Ethernet adapter.
Shipping of McIntosh RS100 wireless speaker is expected in March 2016.

Undoubtedly, wireless speakers are the future of audio products. Their features such as high portability, ease of use, unlimited storage, easy access & share-ability, and affordable prices are making them everyone’s favorite.

McIntosh is now ready to make a mark among so many other brands that are already the market leaders of wireless audio products and known for their unmatched sound quality such as HEOS by Denon. We constantly keep an eye on the latest events and updates of the audio industry, so stay tuned for more.