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McIntosh MB20 Bluetooth Transceiver – a compact yet powerful solution designed to seamlessly integrate Bluetooth streaming capabilities into any McIntosh or non-McIntosh home audio system, regardless of its era. Elevate your audio experience by effortlessly connecting your system to digital music stored on your devices, cloud accounts, or preferred streaming services.

Preserve Your Vintage McIntosh System: The MB20 offers a simple yet effective way to bring modern streaming capabilities to beloved vintage McIntosh systems. Whether you've cherished your McIntosh system for decades or inherited a family heirloom, the MB20 allows you to enjoy digital music while preserving the timeless appeal of your classic audio setup.

"Transform a vintage McIntosh system into a modern home music system capable of playing digital music from your phone or preferred streaming services."

Class 1 Bluetooth Connectivity: Engineered as a Class 1 Bluetooth device, the MB20 provides a superior connection to audio equipment lacking Bluetooth capability. With a range of up to 150 feet (45.7 meters) in ideal conditions, the MB20 ensures reliable performance. Its sensitive receiver enhances reception even from Class 2 devices, with an external antenna maximizing range.

Versatile Analog and Digital Connectivity: Equipped with a range of analog and digital inputs and outputs, the MB20 facilitates seamless integration with your home audio system. Offering balanced inputs and outputs – a rare feature among Bluetooth transceiver receivers – it ensures top-quality audio performance. Connect via stereo balanced/unbalanced inputs and outputs, as well as coaxial and optical digital inputs and outputs.

"The MB20 can quickly turn a vintage McIntosh system that you've treasured for decades into a modern home music system."

Bluetooth 5.0 and High-Resolution Audio: Utilizing Bluetooth 5.0, the MB20 supports high-bitrate Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) and Qualcomm aptX HD for hi-res audio playback. Qualcomm aptX Low Latency enhances audio transmission speed for synchronized sound with visual media. The MB20 employs a high-performance 32-bit DAC with 192kHz internal processing in Receiver mode, ensuring optimal sound quality.

Flexible Transceiver Functionality: As a transceiver, the MB20 functions as both a Bluetooth Receiver and Transmitter (not simultaneously). Switch between Receiver mode to stream audio to your McIntosh system or Transmitter mode to stream from your system to Bluetooth headphones or speakers. Add multiple MB20s for wireless audio transmission between different systems within your home.

"Set one MB20 to Transmitter mode and the other(s) to Receiver mode for a wireless audio bridge between multiple audio systems."

Sleek Design and Worldwide Compatibility: Encased in a black custom aluminum chassis with a glass top panel, the MB20 complements any McIntosh system's aesthetics. It also seamlessly integrates with non-McIntosh systems that feature compatible inputs and outputs. The package includes a wall mount charger with adapters for global compatibility.

  • McIntosh MB20 Bluetooth Transceiver: Compact yet powerful solution for seamless Bluetooth streaming integration into any McIntosh or non-McIntosh home audio system.
  • Preserve Your Vintage McIntosh System: Modernize beloved vintage McIntosh systems, allowing digital music enjoyment while maintaining the classic appeal.
  • Class 1 Bluetooth Connectivity: Superior connection with a range of up to 150 feet (45.7 meters), even enhancing reception from Class 2 devices. External antenna for extended range.
  • Versatile Analog and Digital Connectivity: Balanced inputs and outputs for top-quality audio performance. Connect via stereo balanced/unbalanced inputs and outputs, coaxial, and optical digital inputs and outputs.
  • Bluetooth 5.0 and High-Resolution Audio: Supports Bluetooth 5.0, AAC, Qualcomm aptX HD for hi-res audio. Qualcomm aptX Low Latency for synchronized sound with visual media. 32-bit DAC with 192kHz internal processing.
  • Flexible Transceiver Functionality: Functions as both Bluetooth Receiver and Transmitter (not simultaneously). Switch modes for streaming to/from your McIntosh system or other Bluetooth devices. Create a wireless audio bridge between multiple systems.
  • Sleek Design and Worldwide Compatibility: Black custom aluminum chassis with a glass top panel, complementing McIntosh aesthetics. Adaptable to non-McIntosh systems with compatible inputs/outputs. Includes a wall mount charger with global adapters.

ELECTRONIC SPECIFICATIONS
Total Harmonic Distortion< 0.005%
Frequency Response+/-0.5dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Maximum Volts Out (Balanced / Unbalanced)5/2.5 V RMS
Signal To Noise Ratio> 100dB
Output ImpedanceMinimum load 500 Ohms
Dynamic RangeN/A
CONNECTIVITY
Balanced Input1
Balanced Output1
Unbalanced Input1
Unbalanced Output1
Digital Coaxial Input1
Digital Coaxial Output1
Digital Optical Input1
Digital Optical Output1
Digital USB Input0
Digital USB Audio Output0
Network ConnectionBluetooth
DVI Output0
HDMI Output0
VGA Output0
eSata Input0
DIGITAL AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS
Digital Input FormatPCM
Digital Input Sample RateUp to 24-Bit/192kHz
Digital Output Format24-Bit/96kHz
Digital Output Sample Rate96kHz
CONTROL
Power Control Input0
Power Control Output0
Rear Panel Data Input0
Rear Panel IR Sensor Input0
WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS
Unit Dimensions (W x H x D)9-29/64" (24cm) x 2-1/2" (6.35cm) (antenna in upright position adds additional 1-3/8" (3.43cm) x 3-15/16" (10.01cm)
Unit Weight2.5 lbs (1.2kg)
Shipping Weight3.5 lbs (1.6kg)

  • McIntosh MB20 Bluetooth Transceiver
  • User Manual

Delivery is made by common carrier next working day. Delivery is FREE for orders in-stock and over £100 or £9.99 for orders less than £100 or special delivery items.

Statutory Cancellation Right

You have the statutory right to cancel your order for any reason within 14 days beginning with the day you receive the item (please see clause 2 of our Conditions of Sale for the full instructions on cancellation and further information on your right of cancellation). We only accept cancellations via phone - 0115 975 8613, email - sales@superfi.co.uk or post - Superfi Returns, DB House, Rani Drive, Nottingham, NG5 1RF, United Kingdom.

Our Voluntary Returns Policy

As well as your statutory cancellation rights described above, you can return most products within 30 days of receipt of the products if the products are complete and are in an unused and undamaged condition. We only accept returns via phone - 0115 975 8613 or post - Superfi Returns, DB House, Rani Drive, Nottingham, NG5 1RF, United Kingdom.

Please note that this returns policy doesn't affect your statutory rights and therefore doesn't affect your right of cancellation as described above.

Please note that you must return each item in the same condition in which you received it. This means that new items must be returned new, unused and complete (including all accessories). Refunds for returned items that are not received in this condition, may be reduced.

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