Integrated turntable? Does that mean it’s a turntable and an integrated amplifier? Yes hifi fans, that’s exactly what it means (and more).
There’s a 50wpc (into 8 Ohms) Class D amp inside, a preamp which uses a pair of 12AX7 vacuum tubes, a dedicated phono preamp, Bluetooth for streaming, and a headphone jack. All-on-One.
Would you believe some people are lobbing hate balls at the McIntosh MTI100 Integrated Turntable? My best guess is some traditional audiophiles cannot fit all of this information into their head unless it’s all separates. So they blow their gasket. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, some people see a one box solution to their music needs and think—cool!
While I fall into the latter camp, I do wonder if those valves, tubes if you will, would warm my hand as I cue up a record.