MCINTOSH: News

New flagship CD player revealed MCD12000: A new reference-level CD/SACD player with seven digital inputs plus solid-state and valve outputs (£13,995) Images here McIntosh has unveiled its new flagship CD/SACD player the MCD12000 SACD/CD Player. The new disc-spinner effectively doubles as McIntosh’s reference-level DAC, by enabling up to seven digital devices to benefit from its […]

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NEWS / MCINTOSH: Announcing two next-gen ’22 integrateds

McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 70 years, is proud to announce the MA8950 and MA9500 Integrated Amplifiers. McIntosh has launched two new integrated amplifiers for 2022, the MA8950 (£12,495) and MA9500  (£14,995). The new models are direct replacements for the award-winning MA8900 and MA9000, and offer a host […]

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NEWS / MCINTOSH: Announcing the New MX180 processor for an 8K future

McIntosh has launched the MX180, a future-ready 8K-capable A/V Processor with a raft of advanced customisation and processing capabilities. Fully 4K compatible and perfectly prepared for future 8K content, the MX180 supports 8K/60 Hz and 4K/120 Hz on all seven of its Ultra High Speed HDMI ports (five inputs and two outputs). Each HDMI port […]

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Blast from the past – July 2008 / Dear diary …….. Trio KT 917, DAB vs DDB, Squeezbox, declining mental powers, Mcintosh vs Bel Canto, TACT RCS 2.2XP, Richer Sounds getting a thumbs up …. and more – by Howard Popeck.

Taken from my diary for 17/7/2008: Bit of an up ‘n down day yesterday. Slightly disturbed to discover that my ‘must buy’ list of CDs now runs to 59! It’s not so much the money; but how am I going to find the tine to listen? Ho hum. Hooked up my wonderful old and massive […]

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HARBETH: McIntosh MC 275 Mk IV or V with Harbeth M-40.1?

I’ve had my Plinius SA-102 for longer than any previous amp (almost 3 years) and have been very satisfied with it’s reliability, musicality and build quality, but I’m very intrigued with finally trying a classic tube amp. I listen to classical, jazz, vocals & acoustic rock at moderate volume levels, so I’m thinking the 75 […]

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New MB20 transceiver adds McIntosh-quality wireless Bluetooth to all home audio systems, even legacy ones

PRESS RELEASE: The MB20 Bluetooth Transceiver is an easy way to add McIntosh-quality wireless Bluetooth® streaming to virtually any McIntosh (or non-McIntosh!) home audio system, from any era. The MB20 Transceiver modernises home audio systems, enabling them to not only go wireless, but allow music to be sent and received, all with the legendary McIntosh […]

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VINTAGE FM RECEIVERS: Neil McCauley (editor in chief) talking to Howard Popeck (features editor)

Q: So Howard, you’ve from time to time mentioned, in the context of receivers, the “good old days”. What does that mean? In the “good old days” the electronics for a hi fi system was all in one box that usually included a power amp, preamp and radio tuner. They were very convenient. Q: Convenient, […]

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McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 70 years, is proud to introduce the MB20 Bluetooth Transceiver (£649)

The MB20 Bluetooth Transceiver is an easy way to add McIntosh-quality wireless Bluetooth® streaming to virtually any McIntosh (or non-McIntosh!) home audio system, from any era. The MB20 Transceiver modernises home audio systems, enabling them to not only go wireless, but allow music to be sent and received, all with the legendary McIntosh sound quality. […]

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McIntosh and CONVICTS unveil Voice of Sound narrated by the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir

McIntosh and digital media brand/creative studio CONVICTS have teamed up to launch Voice of Sound, a new short film that celebrates the history of sound and music, voiced by the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir.  McIntosh partnered with creative studio CONVICTS for the project, both being New York-based brands with a goal of supporting artists and celebrating music […]

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SPECIFICALLY: McIntosh transformers

Paul McGowan:  A recent post covered output transformers on tube power amplifiers and why they were needed.  It also covered the fact that IMHO transformers are the last thing I would add to the output stage of a solid state power amplifier because output transformers like this contribute so much to the sound quality of […]

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McINTOSH: McIntosh vs. Accuphase … opinions vary.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The opinions expressed below here do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case you wondered. Neil. I’ve heard more than once that Accuphase was Japan’s McIntosh and was wondering if someone that has had experience with both brands would like to give their opinions on any differences and […]

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