On January 24th, 2019 McIntosh announced a snazzy-looking new integrated turntable featuring a built-in tube preamplifier and phono preamplifier and amplifier with both analog and digital inputs, Bluetooth, loudspeaker and subwoofer outputs and a headphone jack. It also features an unbalanced aux line input digital audio coaxial and optical inputs.
The 33 1/3 and 45 rpm belt drive turntable (obviously VPI sourced) driven by an A.C. synchronous motor features a 7 pound aluminum platter and aluminum tone arm with anti-skating sits atop a 3/8″ thick glass plate atop a 1/4″ stability enhancing metal plate. The cartridge is a Sumiko Olympia—one of that company’s newest MM designs.The Class D amplifier is rated at 80 watts per channel into 4 ohms (50 into 8). The main preamplifier uses a pair of 12AX7 dual-triode tubes.
McIntosh plans to begin shipping the $6500 MTI 100 Integrated turntable this month.