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Just in time for the holidays, McIntosh is releasing a 70th anniversary collectors edition of the MC2152 amplifier and C70 Pre. 70 years is a long time to keep on truckin’ in this business, and fans of the brand will no doubt be excited. All units offer special badging and unique external design. Matching pairs can be purchased as a system with collaborative serial numbers and include a commemorative book of Mcintosh history.
70 pairs of the commemorative system will be produced, and McIntosh is donating $1k to a charity for each system sold.… Read the full article
McIntosh has released its XRT1.1K loudspeaker, a smaller and less expensive version of the McIntosh XRT2.1K.
The McIntosh XRT1.1K is a four-way, line-array design that uses four 165mm bass drivers in a ported enclosure, two 165mm lower-midrange drivers, twenty-four 50mm upper midrange drivers and forty 19mm tweeters, so a total of 70 drivers per channel. The bass and low frequency midrange drivers are the same as used in the XRT2.1K and are housed in a bass-reflex enclosure cabinet located behind the line array.… Read the full article
The following is a press release issued by McIntosh. Binghamton, NY | November 14, 2018 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce the XRT1.1K Loudspeaker. Following in the footsteps of the larger-than-life XRT2.1K is the equally impressive but more accessibly sized XRT1.1K Loudspeaker. Featuring a 1,200 Watt power rating, the full range XRT1.1K is an exceptional speaker in its own right. With its more user-friendly size that is 14” (35 cm) shorter and 173 lbs (78 kg) lighter than the XRT2.1K, the XRT1.1K can comfortably fit in …… Read the full article
I’ve heard the McIntosh line array loudspeakers in a variety of scenarios, and the only thing I can say is that they’re impressive as all hell.
The new offering is the XRT1.1K, which is the slightly scaled-down version of the monster XRT2.1K — that is, it’s a dream speaker might actually fit in your actual home instead of just your dream home.
Pricing is set at $60,000 and availability is immediate.
Get thee to a dealer to get your ears on!… Read the full article
Can I talk about McIntosh Labs without mentioning the beautiful blue meters? Can anyone? Should I even bother?
As I wandered down the corridors at the 2018 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, those ubiquitous blue meters beckoned me to enter the two Mac rooms and bask in that legendary glow. I can’t resist this timeless gear, mostly because I’ve always had a secret lust in my heart for Mac ever since I first set the loading for my cartridge on a borrowed McIntosh MC2300 preamp via the remote control.… Read the full article
A new great-big amplifier is coming your way from downstate New York. The new McIntosh MC302 is a moderately priced solid-state stereo amplifier with improved performance and some tweaked aesthetics. Need power? 300 watts is a lot of mojo.
But I still feel like a moth drawn to the flame of those blue meters. Hmmm. ZAP.
Authorized retailers should be able to order them now; customer availability is targeted at “October”, which is now, so I’m guessing “real soon”.
MSRP is $7,000.… Read the full article