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McIntosh Releases MQ112 Environmental Equalizer

Enables listeners to adjust audio signal levels by ±12 dB range at 8 key bands between 25 Hz and 10 kHz.

McIntosh’s new MQ112 Environmental Equalizer is an 8-band stereo equalizer that can transform any home audio space into the ultimate listening experience.

McIntosh MQ112 Environmental Equalizer - Front


The MQ112’s power lies in its analog equalization features, which enable listeners to adjust audio signal levels by ±12 dB range at 8 key bands between 25 Hz and 10 kHz. Rather than tinkering with room treatments, speaker placement, or even reorganizing the entire room to optimize the acoustics of their sound system, the MQ112 lets enthusiasts fine-tune the mix and balance of frequencies to craft the ideal sonic profile for any listening space — or compensate for the imperfections in vintage recordings for the clearest reproduction of their sound.

The inclusion of both balanced and unbalanced inputs and outputs ensures that the MQ112 is versatile for integration within any sound system and can be connected between the preamplifier and power amplifier (balanced or unbalanced) of any audio configuration. A secondary pair of outputs allows for connection to two separate stereo systems, bi-amped between a single pair of speakers, or up to two subwoofers. In more intricate stereo systems, the MQ112 can be connected through processor loops or tape monitor record/play connections on many preamplifiers and integrated amplifiers.

McIntosh MQ112 Environmental Equalizer - rear

The design of the MQ112 features all the hallmarks of McIntosh’s timeless and distinct aesthetic, including the illuminated logo, black glass front faceplate, rotary control knobs, and custom-machined aluminum end caps.

Additional key features include:

  • TILT knob allows for tonal balance shift of ±6dB to boost bass or treble across the entire frequency range
  • EQ Control IN and OUT settings bypass the equalizer circuit for easy comparison of the EQ output to the original unaltered signal

The MQ112 will be available through authorized McIntosh dealers beginning October 2023, retailing for $3000 USD.

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