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The Talented Mr. Cucuzza | High End 2019

By | June 21st, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , |

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I’ve been a long-time Audio Research fan. As part of my research on the brand, I came to know Livio Cucuzza, their designer, through a cyber friendship and also by his sublime design work of Sonus Faber, McIntosh Labs, and Audio Research projects.  But I had never met the man…until Munich. I had asked Livio if I could do a short interview at Munich and he agreed. On Saturday afternoon, I rambled into the ARC/McIntosh press room and to my surprise our very own Dr.… Read the full article

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The World of KEF | High End 2019

By | May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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So far in my show reports from High End 2019 I’ve used the word ubiquitous at least twice. No brand in high-end audio currently fits that adjective more than KEF, something that might have started with the introduction of the LS50 bookshelf speaker. I was proud to be a part of that now iconic monitor’s debut in the US when we shared a room with KEF at the California Audio Show back in 2012, and we supplied the Unison Research Unico integrated amplifiers to run those tiny transducers and watched the audiophile community go just a little bit nuts.… Read the full article

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McIntosh Labs | High End 2019

By | May 19th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

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It was probably the darkest and most crowded room at High End 2019, two things that tend to trigger my claustrophobia. But you can’t blame show attendees for wanting to file into the McIntosh room and see all those beautiful new products, and you can’t blame McIntosh Labs for wanting to create a dark visual presentation that accentuated the classic look of their products–black faceplates, blue meters, green lights. It took me a couple of tries to get deep into the room and snap some photos without getting all paranoid and agitated, but I did.… Read the full article

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Here I Go! | High End 2019

By | May 9th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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I’m heading out today to High End Munich 2019, the biggest hi-fi show on earth. I’m an old veteran of what used to be the biggest hi-fi show on earth, the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, but that kind of fizzled out slowly over the last few years when it comes to “specialty audio” and most of us slowly came to our senses and stopped spending the big money to go sit in a lonely room for four days.… Read the full article

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AudioQuest, McIntosh and B&W | AXPONA 2019

By | May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , |

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AudioQuest, McIntosh and B&W. That almost seems like the answer to an audiophile question that begins with the words, “What would you buy if…?” I’ve met a bunch of New York audiophiles since I moved to this state more than three years ago, and people around here have a hankering for all things McIntosh Labs and not just because they’re located in nearby Binghamton. When you ask them what speakers they prefer, a surprising amount of them say “B&W.” When you ask how they’re gonna hook it all up, they’ll tell you AudioQuest.… Read the full article

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Saturday Audio Exchange, GoldenEar Technology, PrimaLuna, Mytek, McIntosh Labs | AXPONA 2019

By | May 1st, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

AXPONA 2019 GoldenEar

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CHICAGO (PTA) — Sandy Gross — the iconic founder of most brands we love, including GoldenEar Technology — has done it again. And again, and again. This time with the new Triton One.R loudspeaker. Kevin Deal of PrimaLuna launches their new EVO Series of tube based electronics at AXPONA 2019. Everyone is happy.

AXPONA 2019 GoldenEar

Sandy Gross, one year later, in the same room, on the same day (Sunday), posted up in the same seat.… Read the full article

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McIntosh Announces MPC500 Power Controller

By | April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , |

McIntosh Labs is unveiling a new power protection unit, the MPC500. Get that expensive A/V gear covered with surge protection and EMI filtering. Availability = soon, pricing is set at $2,500US. Details after the fold.

Press Release

Binghamton, NY – April 3, 2019 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to announce the MPC500 Power Controller.

Inconsistency in power quality can cause costly damage to electronic devices. Protect that home audio investment with the MPC500 Power Controller.

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McIntosh XRT1.1K Loudspeaker Launched | Announcement

By | November 14th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , |

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

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McIntosh MC312 Power Amplifier | New Release

By | October 11th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , |

McIntosh MC312

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

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McIntosh Labs launch new MS500 Music Streamer and MCD600 SACD/CD Player

By | May 16th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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MS500 Music Streamer

Binghamton, New York is a very busy place based on the number of announcements that come across my desk regarding McIntosh Labs product launches. The most recent salvo fired across the digital frontier from the American high-fidelity icon is the company’s latest SACD/CD player – the MCD600 – and the company’s first foray into new streaming tech with the Linux-based MS500. This is a solid one-two punch for digital-audio, and SACD/CD purists looking to solidify their sources holistically with existing McIntosh preamplifiers, and amplifiers, and for those who were waiting for a computer-audio solution from the big blue meters people.… Read the full article

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