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McIntosh Joins Blu-ray Game with MVP881BR Universal Player

The universal player doesn't have a price yet, but it will be released in October.

McIntosh MVP881BR Universal Player

McIntosh MVP881BR Universal Player

McIntosh has announced several new products, none more anticipated than its MVP881BR Universal Audio/Video Player.

While it doesn't have a price yet, McIntosh is scheduled to release the player in October.

As a universal player, it also supports audiophile formats SACD and DVD-Audio, as well as CD and DVD. And, as far as we know, that makes it the third such player available, following Denon’s DVD-A1UDCi ($3,800) and Oppo’s BDP-83 player ($499).

With McIntosh’s cache and luxury high-performance history, we’re guessing the price will be more like (and more than) Denon’s than Oppo’s. The MVP881BR also features:
  • BD-Live Profile 2.0 support
  • On-board audio decoders for DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD
  • Multichannel analog outputs
  • Custom linear power supply
  • Fully balanced 2-channel audio design
  • 32-bit/192kHz DACs
  • 1080p/24 and 60 frame output
  • Backlit, learning IR remote
Among McIntosh’s other product announcements: the MEN220 Room Correction System for audio optimization ($4,500; October); the MR88 AM/FM/XM/HD Radio Tuner ($4,000; currently available); the MX150 12-channel AV Preamplifier/Processor ($12,000; October); and the sweet 60th anniversary MXA60 Integrated Audio System that includes a preamp with vacuum tube and integrated speakers ($7,500; October).

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About the Author

Arlen Schweiger
Arlen Schweiger is managing editor of CE Pro and Commercial Integrator magazines. Arlen contributes installation features, business profiles, manufacturer news and product reviews.

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Posted by Steven H. Taylor  on  08/27  at  01:18 AM

In fact it makes the sixth brand and the seventh product with BD, DVD-Audio and SACD playback in a single player. See

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