McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, has added a new turntable to its expanding catalog. We’re talking about the MT2 Precision Turntable which combines the latest in turntable technology and design to deliver both superb performance and accurate playback.
The entry-level MT2 Precision Turntable features an advanced electronic and mechanical design ensuring many years of smooth, trouble-free operation.
The deck plays both 33-1/3 and 45 rpm records and is ready to use straight from the box, with all presets taken care of at the New York factory.
The MT2 comes with a moving coil cartridge that has a high enough output to make it compatible with not only moving coil phono inputs but also moving magnet inputs. The cartridge’s high impedance and high output voltage ensures noise free musical reproduction. This unique cartridge design features an alloy cantilever and an elliptical diamond stylus with exceptional tracking capability. The tonearm is constructed from dural-aluminum with special damping materials and is light weight yet highly rigid. The noise free vertical bearings feature two precision ceramic surfaces with damping fluid; the horizontal bearing is a gimballed sapphire design.
The belt driven, solid black outer platter is made from a special dynamically balanced polyoxymethylene (POM) and is over 1” thick. This heftiness helps to both resist and absorb external vibrations that can cause noise during playback; its large mass also provides the perfect flywheel action for stable playback speed. The inner platter is made of CNC-precision milled aluminum.
The platters rotate on a polished and tempered steel shaft in a sintered bronze bushing. The DC motor is driven by an external voltage-stabilized power supply and is completely decoupled from the chassis, isolating the record from any mechanical interference. Its sturdy plinth has a resonance optimized and highly compressed wood base with black lacquer finish, while the top and middle acrylic plates help absorb unwanted vibrations.
A clear, contoured dust cover is included. The MT2 turntable is compatible with a variety of McIntosh phono preamplifiers, stereo preamplifiers, integrated amplifiers and home theater processors with phono inputs.
Priced at $4,000, McIntosh’s new MT2 Precision Turntable is its most affordable turntable ever produced. It can be ordered at authorized dealers now, while deliveries are expected to begin before the end of the month.