McIntosh MR89 AM/FM Radio Tuner
Despite the indisputable boom and consolidation of audio streaming, whether it is free or paid, there are still thousands of radio stations traditions that spread music for free all over the world. The legendary American firm McIntoshone of the high end audio icons of all time, has a long and distinguished history with radio and the devices used to listen to it. Thus, the MR78 model, marketed in the 70’s of the last century, is still considered by specialists and fans around the world as one of the best -if not the best- tuners ever created. The new AM/FM tuner MR89 baby from this tradition of excellence to offer music lovers of the third millennium an exceptional tool to enjoy the abundance of radio programs.
To do this, add a exclusive radio frequency (RF) circuitry of McIntosh that is so much of signals of FM very intense as of low intensity, these last ones without being affected by external noises. On the other hand, the advanced signal monitoring system of the MR89 can display with a high level of detail noise levels and the multipath effect of incoming RF signals so that the user can optimize the placement of their AM and/or FM antenna. Of the new McIntosh, whose records in all the key parameters have been carefully evaluated to surpass those of its predecessors, it is necessary to point out the improved Stereo Blending function (aimed at improving the quality of certain stereo broadcasts) with a new option called High-Blend, which more aggressively mixes the high-frequency portion of the audio frequency range. For its part, the new soft mute function reduces the output level when receiving poor quality stations or noise between stations.
Another innovation aimed at reduce noise and improve experience listening is the high-cut function, which reduces the audio content corresponding to the high frequencies of the spectrum. Also, the MR89 supports the system Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS) for FM, which allows you to display information such as the name of a station, the musical genre, the name of the artist and the title of the song as long as said data is provided by said station. On the other hand, there is a search function both on the front panel and on the remote control, whose sensitivity can be adjusted from the menu system. The MR89 can store a maximum of 20 stations for both AM and FM and has the unmistakable aesthetics (front panel of black glass and analog level indicators with blue backlight) of the American firm and a connectivity that combines balanced (RCA) and unbalanced (XLR) analog outputs with digital outputs in coaxial (RCA) and optical (TosLink) formats.
- Reference AM/FM radio tuner.
- Equipped with unique technology to optimize the reception of radio stations.
- Compatible with the Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS) for FM.
- Search function with adjustable sensitivity.
- Up to 20 preset stations (AM and FM).
- Useful sensitivity of 2 uV (FM).
- Signal to noise ratio of 70 dB in mono and 60 dB in stereo (FM).
- Frequency response of 20-18,000 Hz, +/-1 db (FM).
- Balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) analog outputs.
- Coaxial and optical digital outputs.
- Analog level meters to monitor the audio output signal.
- Dimensions: 445×152’4×403’2 mm (W x H x D).
- Weight: 10.4 kg.