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A Few Days In The World Of McIntosh

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

Last week I attended a McIntosh event in New York city with a fine cross section of the audio press. The main focus of this audiophile get-together was based around listening sessions for two new flagship speakers, but also covered off on the myriad of global products the McIntosh Group owns under its corporate brand.

For those not familiar, in addition to McIntosh amplifiers and speakers the family umbrella also includes Sonus Faber, Audio Research, Wadia, Sumiko, and the Pryma headphone brand.… Read the full article

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McIntosh announce full-range XRT2.1K loudspeaker

By | December 14th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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The McIntosh labs XRT2.1K loudspeaker.

2017 seems to be the year of McIntosh. The Binghamton, New York-based company has had 65 years of product rollouts, but for 2017 they seem intent on smashing product-release records. Their latest announcement concerns the XRT2.1K loudspeaker which is a  line-array design 2.1-metre tower with 81 drivers per cabinet. Yes, you read that correctly – 81 drivers. The four-way, 90dB units ring in at $130,00 USD, and utilizes six 8-inch woofers, two 6.5-inch low-frequency midrange drivers, 28 2-inch upper-frequency midrange drivers and 45 ¾-inch tweeters.… Read the full article

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