Modern digital broadcast technology delivers a broad array of listening choices and have forced us to reexamine the standards by which audio tuners are judged. Enter the remarkable McIntosh MR88 AM/FM/XM/HD Tuner. The MR88 excels at receiving traditional AM and FM broadcasts and adds the power of HD Radio™ to produce startling fidelity with an expanded range of programming. With the capability to control a subscription based, outboard XM Satellite radio tuner (sold separately), the MR88 offers a palette of unprecedented radio choices.
While some tuners can have trouble receiving strong signals from nearby FM stations or weaker signals from those far away, the MR88 has no trouble tuning in either with no distortion and little noise thanks to our unique radio-frequency (RF) circuitry. For AM stations, the included RAA2 AM antenna features a 20-foot (6m) long cable that allows flexibility in placing the antenna in order to achieve the best AM reception. The MR88 includes HD Radio Technology to deliver the latest HD Radio signals for near CD quality sound. Both analog and digital outputs are included to connect it to your system.
An attractive polished stainless steel chassis houses the MR88’s classic black glass front panel, knobs and brushed aluminum end caps to deliver a timeless look. It can be paired with a variety of amplifiers, preamplifiers, speakers, room correction devices, CD players, turntables, home theater processors and other source components to make a complete home audio system.