McIntosh

About McIntosh

 

Founded in 1949, McIntosh is known for offering distinguished home audio systems that deliver the ultimate experience in music and film. Offering products for two-channel stereo sound systems and multi-channel home theaters with surround sound, McIntosh continues to define the ultimate home audio entertainment experience for discriminating listeners around the world. Our iconic blue Watt output meter is globally recognized as a symbol of quality home audio. With a McIntosh home stereo system or home theater, listeners have the ability to create their own luxury audio experience – and truly live their music.

McIntosh products are designed and handcrafted at our Binghamton, NY factory by our dedicated employees who share a passion for music and the McIntosh heritage. Since our inception, McIntosh has been powering some of the most important moments in music history and pop culture. From President Lyndon Johnson's inauguration speech to Woodstock to the famous Grateful Dead "Wall of Sound," McIntosh has not only witnessed history, we have shaped it.

 

Where are McIntosh from?

2 Chambers Street, Binghamton, NY 13903-2699


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Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead is pictured in his studio with his McIntosh gear. Bob has enjoyed McIntosh in his home and on stage throughout his career.

 

 

 

In 1969 McIntosh amplifiers power Woodstock, a pivotal moment in music history. Three days of peace, love and music were experienced by the hundreds of thousands who attended.

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Its all in the details...

A tremendous level of detail goes into the design and construction of a McIntosh product. It can take up to two years from initiating the concept to creating the final product.

Printed circuit boards are populated in their factory for quality control. A variety of auto insertion machines are used while unique board components are delicately soldered by hand. McIntosh has handcrafted prestige audio products in the USA since we were founded in 1949.

 

McIntosh designed its unique Output Autoformer™ for use in many solid-state power amplifiers. The manufacturing sequence begins with coil winding techniques that have been used for over 50 years.

 

Sentry Monitor™ is McIntosh's fuse-less short-circuit protection circuit that disengages the output stage before current exceeds safe operating levels and then resets automatically when operating conditions return to normal.

 

McIntosh glass front panels are comprised of either 1/8" or 1/2" thick glass. We cut all the glass on a CNC water jet for precision cuts, and use garnet dust to diminish friction and protect your investment for generations of enjoyment.

 

McIntosh glass front panels are meticulously crafted to deliver a beautiful and timeless finish. All control labels are located on the back side of the glass so they never wear off even after decades of use. Each piece is carefully examined for quality by dedicated McIntosh experts.

 

All of these years of forward thinking design and meticulous construction has lead McIntosh to a huge number of awards and 5 star reviews, as you can see form the images to the right.




The MA352 measured well in all areas. It has massive power, almost no distortion and no weak points... A stunning amplifier in sound quality and dynamic thrust. Visually alluring too." Awarded 5 out of 5 Globes.

— HiFi World

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