To work with a Control4 system, the MX100 needs to be using firmware version 2.134 or higher; if it is using a lower version then it will need to be updated by an authorized McIntosh dealer. Then the installer needs to add the MX100 to a Control4 system and the controller will recognize it. The correct driver will then be automatically downloaded from Control4 and the MX100 will be installed in the system.
Products embedded with SDDP are automatically discoverable by the Control4 platform for easy integration into automated systems. Integrators benefit from SDDP in the MX100 AV processor in many ways, from reduced installation complexity, configuration time, and costs in Control4 projects, making it a seamless addition for media room, audio, and other systems.
“We’re delighted to add Connects with Control4 Certification to the already custom-install-friendly MX100,” says McIntosh president and CEO Charlie Randall. “Many of our other AV processors have received Control4 Certification and dealers, installers, and customers have been happy with how easy they can integrate into Control4 automation systems. We’re excited to bring this user experience enhancement to the MX100.”
“With SDDP, Control4 customers who choose the McIntosh MX100 AV processor benefit from faster installation time and a seamless control experience in their entertainment system,” says Noel Gouff, vice president of business development, Snap One. “The processor adds to over 7500 products in our SDDP ecosystem, enabling product choice, smooth installation, and seamless integration.”
The 11.2-channel MX100 is designed for modern home theaters needing only digital inputs that don’t require legacy analog inputs and is well suited for installation in a discrete AV equipment rack with rack-friendly 2U physical dimensions and removable rack mounting brackets. The MX100 has four HDMI inputs, one HDMI output, and supports a variety of leading home theater technologies including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X; HDR formats Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG; 4:4:4 color spacing; Rec. 2020; 3D video pass-through; and Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC). The MX100 is available through Authorized McIntosh Dealers with an MSRP of $5500 USD.