Styled in the rich tradition of McIntosh audio components the MEN220 features our trademark Fiber-Optic Illuminated Black Glass Front panel and aluminum casework. Front panel buttons and control knobs bring a familiar, easy-to-use analog interface to this digital product just as a 2-line vacuum fluorescent display reports status and aids in set-up of the MEN220. Full system control and PC link are provided via RS232 while McIntosh Data, Power Control and IR inputs offer additional remote control flexibility. Both single-ended and balanced connections are supported; a hand-held, IR remote control is included.
The effect of room acoustics on the quality of music playback is well known to music aficionados, and it is not uncommon to see peaks and dips between +10 to –20 dB in the frequency response. The mechanism by which this occurs is as complex as the range of listening rooms and audio components are variable; no two situations are alike. The MEN220 harnesses the power of RoomPerfect software, an advanced room correction algorithm that automatically creates a digital model of your listening room, called RoomKnowledge. By using data gathered from multiple locations in the room, the MEN220 corrects frequency response anomalies – revealing, perhaps for the first time, the full capabilities of your fine audio system.