June 2019
M T W T F S S
« May    
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
>> Breadcrumb :/Tag:mcintosh

KLIAVS 2019: A Mac by any other name

By | June 15th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , |

The supposedly scaled down McIntosh XRT 1.1K is, by any standards, still a huge loudspeaker.
The supposedly scaled down McIntosh XRT 1.1K is, by any standards, still a huge loudspeaker.

 

By Dick Tan

 

Audio Perfectionist, the Malaysian distributor of the prestigious range of McIntosh audio systems will be fielding the recently-introduced XRT 1.1K speaker systems, among others, in their booth at the coming KL International AV Show 2019.

 

According to Kenny Lim of Audio Perfectionist, while visitors can expect to view the complete McIntosh range, the XRT 1.1K will be its main highlight.… Read the full article

McIntosh Goes Modular – The C49 Preamplifier

By | May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , , |

McIntosh C49

It can be proposed that any of the McIntosh general fare has a lot going on. It is usually true. But their newest preamplifier called the C49 really has the specs on paper to back it up, starting with a massive amount of ins and outs to tickle the fancy of just about any audio lover.

Before we get to the laundry list of I/O ports, it also pertinent to identify that this new pre also possesses several digital capabilities – all thanks to a new modular approach.… Read the full article

Comments Off on McIntosh Goes Modular – The C49 Preamplifier

Fight the future with McIntosh’s C49 ‘super pre-amplifier’

By | May 21st, 2019|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , |

C49. Not a 49-minute cassette tape from TDK but McIntosh’s all-new “super pre-amplifier” that caters to digital streamers, vinyl fiends and headphonistas via a whopping 13 inputs: 2 x balanced, 3 x unbalanced, MM phono, MC phono, 2 x coaxial, 2 x TOSLINK, USB and MCT (“for use with McIntosh’s MCT-enabled SACD/CD transports”).

Does the C49 do MQA? Not yet. But it could in the future. Tackling possible future obsolescence head-on, McIntosh has made the C49’s internal DAC board fully field-upgradeable.… Read the full article

Comments Off on Fight the future with McIntosh’s C49 ‘super pre-amplifier’

McIntosh Labs | High End 2019

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

High-End 2019 show coverage brought to you by Core Power Technologies

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

Comments Off on McIntosh Labs | High End 2019

Amped and Acoustique Quality | AXPONA 2019

By | April 26th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

AXPONA 2019 Show Coverage brought to you by Core Power Technologies

Have I ever told you about my friend Boris Meltsner? I ran into Boris unexpectedly while I was darting around the hallways at AXPONA 2019, and he quickly pulled me into his room where he was showing new products from companies called Amped and Acoustique Quality loudspeakers, and much more. For many years, Boris was the main tech we used to service all our brands at Colleen Cardas Imports, and he did an incredible job.… Read the full article

Comments Off on Amped and Acoustique Quality | AXPONA 2019

The McIntosh RS200 Wireless System

By | February 14th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , |

Binghamton’s blue-meter-loving company continues to reach out into the luxury lifestyle category with all-in-one solutions for the home. Hot on the heels of the just-add-speakers MTI100 turntable, McIntosh in now unveiling a new tech/spec packed streamer called the RS200.

The driver configuration is set up with 8 total drivers, two woofers, four 2″ mids and two 3/4″ tweeters. An external subwoofer is also optioned out via the back panel. Internal technologies includes a 3-option DSP for room or listener preferences and a large host of streaming options.… Read the full article

Comments Off on The McIntosh RS200 Wireless System

By Our Powers Combined! The McIntosh MTI100 Turntable Integrated

By | January 25th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , |

McIntosh MTI100

Of all the products McIntosh has put out in the past few years this has really caught my attention. The classic McIntosh look embroidered onto a turntable, but wait, are those tubes? Perhaps giving a new definition to the term all-in-one for audiophiles, the newly announced MTI100 actually combines a 80 watt/channel (8 ohms) integrated amplifier with a vinyl turntable… and quite a bit more.

Something old, something new.

At first glance some might take pause at the vibration-sensitive source pushed so close to any other component, but it appears as though McIntosh has really thought the execution though.… Read the full article

Comments Off on By Our Powers Combined! The McIntosh MTI100 Turntable Integrated

Future-Fi turntablism: the McIntosh MTI100

By | January 24th, 2019|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , |

So – you’re into vinyl and you want a new hi-fi system? And you’ve already sourced a pair of reasonably efficient loudspeakers?

Let’s get to it.

You’ll need the following equipment: 1) a turntable (obviously); 2) a phono pre-amp to bring the turntable’s signal up to line-level; 3) a pre-amplifier for source selection and volume control (may I suggest tubes?) and; 4) a power amplifier to drive the loudspeakers.

Maybe you might also consider a 5) separate headphone amplifier for late night listening and a 6) D/A converter for your TV, (vintage) CD player that comes equipped with Bluetooth for when your friends drop by?… Read the full article

Comments Off on Future-Fi turntablism: the McIntosh MTI100

McIntosh C20 Advert

By | December 11th, 2018|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: |

Comments Off on McIntosh C20 Advert

McIntosh Announces A 70th Anniversary LE Commemorative System

By | December 6th, 2018|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , , , |

McIntosh 70th Anniversary

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

Comments Off on McIntosh Announces A 70th Anniversary LE Commemorative System