McIntosh Unveils Universal Blu-ray Player

Posted Thu Aug 20, 2009 at 01:00 PM PDT by Mike Attebery

The storied audio specialists are making the move to Blu-ray.

Though not yet listed on their site, McIntosh has announced their first venture into Blu-ray. The MVP881BR Universal Audio/Video player was a project long in the making, though according to company president Charlie Randall, the decision was made to hold off until McIntosh could offer a universal player.

The McIntosh MVP881BR features BD-Live support, according to CEPro, a 1080p/24 output, a fully balanced 2-channel audio design, and a custom linear power supply. Audiophiles will be happy to know the player will also include on board decoders for DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD and multichannel analog outputs.

No price has been announced, but with the McIntosh Universal DVD player retailing around $5,500 it would be no surprise to see a higher price tag on the Blu-ray player.

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