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McIntosh C20 Advert

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

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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

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RMAF 2018: A Critical Eye

By | November 10th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I have completely bought into the music reproduction industry ever since I heard the difference between lamp cord as speaker wire and Monster brand wire oh so many years ago. Yes, I built Heathkit and Eico kits when I was a teenager in the middle 60’s, but really had no idea what was really going on.

During this time I was developing my ear for music. Big band and classical when I was alone, and rock when friends came over, as well as getting an inkling of how the music sounded different through different types of components and wire.… Read the full article

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RMAF 2018: McIntosh Labs, Sonus Faber and a Gorgeous Sea of Binghamton Blue

By | October 28th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , |

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

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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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RMAF 2018: Must See Rooms of Saturday

By | October 7th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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There are over 400 brands exhibiting here at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. Making this event one of largest audio shows in North America. For some this can seem overwhelming. and cause a bit of anxiety. Alas, have no fear, the rag-tag band of misfits from Part-Time Audiophile are ready to be your audio show guide.

Here are some surefire rooms to get you started and off on the right foot.

Okay, for some time now I’ve been drooling over TIDAL loudspeakers.… Read the full article

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CEDIA 2018: McIntosh debuts new line of custom install products

By | September 8th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

McIntosh, home of those beautiful VU meters that we can’t get enough of, brought gifts for custom integrators at CEDIA 2018 with a new line of multi-channel amplifiers and in-wall speakers.

“We are excited to return to the custom install category with these new amplifiers and speakers,” says Charlie Randall, McIntosh President and CEO, referencing the company’s previous multi-room offerings. “Many of our traditional home audio products have been used for distributed audio applications by talented CI installers. We are happy to once again offer products specifically designed for custom installation.” 

At CEDIA, McIntosh assembled an impressive pop-up theatre room bringing showcasing existing and new products to provide a compelling twelve-minute demonstration.… Read the full article

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Very Early McIntosh Ad

By | August 20th, 2018|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: |

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McIntosh MA252 Integrated Amplification

By | July 27th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

‘Mac The Amp’!

by Dick Tan

 

McIntosh's MA252 features a retro 50s/60s aesthetics
McIntosh’s MA252 features a retro 50s/60s aesthetics

Introduced at the recent KL International AV Show 2018 McIntosh’s MA252 is a retro looking integrated amplifier from the iconic American hi-end audio electronics manufacturer.

 

The MA252 combines the best of vacuum tube and solid-state circuit design.

 

In McIntosh’s promotional literature the MA252 is said to offer an alluring combination of tube romanticism and solid-state resolution and authority.

 

The pre-amplifier stages utilizes two 12A x 7a and two 12AT7 vacuum tubes in a stylish protection cage white the power amp section features a direct coupled solid-state amplifier that is rated to be able to deliver a minimum 100 watts per channel x 2 into a nominal 8 ohms load, increasing to 160 watts when used with a speaker with a lower nominal 4-ohm load.… Read the full article

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Audio Perfectionist to Display New McIntosh Amplifiers

By | July 14th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Return of the Mc

by Venoth Nair

 

If you’re a huge McIntosh fan (like me) then this might be some fantastic news! The Folks at Audio Perfectionist are back on board for the KL International AV Show 2018 after a 2 season hiatus. They are returning with absolute muscle this time as part of their display includes the latest heavyweight integrated amplifier, The MA 9000.

 

Not for the Faint Hearted, the McIntosh MA 9000 is one serious Integrated Amplifier
Not for the Faint Hearted, the McIntosh MA 9000 is one serious Integrated Amplifier

This titanic amplifier symbolizes McIntosh’s assault into the new world of digital audio with its DA 1 digital module.… Read the full article

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