McIntosh MX123 A/V Processor gets Control4 certification

McIntosh has received Connects with Control4 certification from Control4 for its MX123 A/V Processor using Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP).

The 13.2-channel MX123 A/V Processor, which was announced in October, is compatible with most home theatre surround sound and object-based 3D audio formats including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro-3D. 

It has seven HDMI inputs and three HDMI outputs that are fully compatible with modern 4K Ultra HD video sources and are HDCP 2.2/2.3-compliant. They all have 18Gbps of bandwidth to support High Dynamic Range formats Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG, 4K Ultra HD at 50/60 Hz, 4:4:4 colour spacing, Rec. 2020 and 3D video pass-through. 

Connects with Control4 certification makes it even easier to integrate into smart home systems as the embedded SDDP is automatically discoverable on a Control4 network. SDDP benefits integrators by reducing integration complexity, configuration time and costs in Control4 projects. 

Charlie Randall, McIntosh president and CEO said: “We’re thrilled to add Connects with Control4 certification to the already user friendly and fully-featured MX123. 

“Our previous generation of A/V processors received Control4 Certification and dealers, installers and end-customers were very pleased with how they could be effortlessly integrated into Control4 automation systems. We’re happy to bring this user experience enhancement to the MX123.”

Noel Gouff, vice president of business development at SnapAV, added: “With SDDP, Control4 customers who choose the McIntosh MX123 A/V Processor benefit from faster installation time and a seamless control experience in their entertainment system. 

“The processor adds to over 7,500 products in our SDDP ecosystem, enabling product choice, smooth installation, and seamless integration.”

There is no need to update the MX123 firmware for it to work with a Control4 system. Instead, the installer needs to add the MX123 to a Control4 system and the controller will recognise it. The correct driver will then be automatically downloaded from Control4 and the MX123 will be installed in the system.