McIntosh products are the American gold standard for sensational
home audio. Their 67-year legacy has left an impact across decades. Awe-inspiring aesthetics, unmatched power, and
innovative technologies have made them a fundamental reference for audiophiles
and enthusiasts. Choosing to invest in a McIntosh system is a serious commitment,
but it is one that will give your home theater longevity, power, and incredible
style amongst their abundance of exclusive features. Still wondering what the
benefits to a McIntosh system are? We’ve prepared this list of the best reasons
to invest in McIntosh products for your home stereo.
Since 1949, McIntosh has been a leader in home audio and live sound. McIntosh
speakers powered Woodstock and Grateful Dead’s intimidating, yet innovative,
wall of sound. Their patented technologies have kept them at the forefront of
the consumer electronics industry for over 60 years. McIntosh systems are not
thrown away; they are handed down for generations and continue to power
incredible stereo systems for those who inherit them.
Industry’s Highest Retained Value
No other piece of audio equipment can retain its value like a McIntosh
amplifier. The most common complaint about high end audio equipment is that it
is outdated within a few years, if not sooner. With McIntosh, that is not a
concern. Some McIntosh products even INCREASE in value over time. Why? These
amps are built to last from the inside out. I already mentioned that the
control panel will not wear off. In addition, they have several measures in
place to keep your amp from being damaged by misuse. Their aesthetic appeal,
sonic power, and overall performance remains relevant year over year. They
simply do not lose their value.
Faceplates on All components
McIntosh covers the front of each product
with hand-cut screen printed glass, not plastic. Why is this important?
Firstly, plastic becomes discolored over time, and glass won’t. You need a
clear surface to view McIntosh’s signature meters and witness the pumping
dynamics of your music. A yellowed surface would be a complete buzzkill,
especially with McIntosh’s alluring iridescent glow. Speaking of that glow, the
backlit controls shine through brilliantly so you can play your system in the
dark and let the mood consume you. Lastly, you need a system that will hold up
over time. The screen printed labels on the back of the glass will not rub off
with each turn of the volume knob. Instead, they will be clear for years to
McIntosh’s output meters are about more than aesthetics. When your speakers are
on the line, you need to know how much power is being pushed out of your
system. The watt meter on a McIntosh’s alluring façade pulses with the dynamics
of your music and keeps you from hitting those speaker-killing peaks. Using
your meters, you can play your music at the perfect volume to experience its
full dynamic range.
McIntosh’s Power Assurance System includes 3 patented technologies that protect
your amp and your speakers as well as enhance audio performance. Power Guard is
McIntosh’s patented technology to keep your speakers from clipping, and no other
amplifier on the market can do it the same. This incredible technology keeps
the rest of your music from playing as loud as it can and only lowers the
signal of high volume dynamics that would risk clipping. This allows you to
enjoy your music without worrying about damage to your system.
Sentry Guard is another Power Assurance System feature to keep your system
safe. Mcintosh is looking out for you! McIntosh’s patented sentry guard circuit
activates when there is a short in your speaker wires. It stops the amp’s
signal to that channel only, and when the short is removed, the signal resumes.
No system shut down. No blown fuses. No panic. No hassle. This is McIntosh
engineering at its finest.
Once again, McIntosh’s Power Assurance
System is here to save the day; this time with their Autoformer system.
McIntosh’s Output Autoformer system enables you to use loudspeakers with
impedance of 2, 4, or 8 ohms while maintaining full rated power and the lowest
distortion rating. With McIntosh products, you can get incredible sound out of
your system regardless of your loudspeakers’ impedence.
McIntosh quad balances their amplifiers to
cancel out distortion in your signal. By installing complimentary balanced
circuitry on each half of their amps, they are able to eliminate distortion and
send the cleanest signal possible to your speakers.
Timeless. Innovative. Extraordinary.
McIntosh products suspend disbelief with a signature aesthetic and immersive
sound. When you purchase McIntosh products, you are investing in components
that can, and will, continuously drive your system to new heights. Still not
convinced? Visit Audiolab for a demo today; you won’t be disappointed.
Audiolab is a premier
dealer and installer of Hi-Fi home audio solutions in Greater Philadelphia and
the tri-state region. We have been in business since 1958, which gives us an
expansive knowledge of the consumer electronics industry and the products we
sell. We offer 60-day returns and a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Visit
our showroom at 492 Lincoln Hwy, Fairless Hills, PA