McIntosh Goes Lifestyle
In celebration of 60 years developing some of the highest quality sound reproduction products in the world, McIntosh releases the MXA60 Executive System, the company's first standalone integrated audio system.
This may not look exactly like your grandfather's McIntosh system but it certainly comes from the same source. Designed by the same team of engineers who created the company’s high performance Reference System, this tabletop system features a high-performance 75-watt-per-channel amplifier, state-of-the-art CD/SACD/MP3 player, vacuum tube preamplifier, as well as an AM/FM/RBDS Tuner and a two-way bass reflex loudspeaker system that packs the legendary McIntosh sound into a smaller package. It is scheduled for availability in October 2009 for a suggested retail price of $7,500.
McIntosh President Charlie Randall noted, “Our concept in creating the 60th anniversary MXA60 Executive System was to bring together 100% McIntosh performance in a single convenient and compact package, giving audio enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy renowned McIntosh performance in a system that’s ready to play right out of the box. The result is a unique McIntosh audio system with an amazingly big sound that defies its small size.”
With its solid all-metal casework, anodized aluminum accents, backlit glass faceplates with Peak Reading Wattmeters and heirloom quality construction, everything about the new MXA60 is unmistakably McIntosh. The MXA60 features the same superior music reproduction technologies we expect from a McIntosh product. The powerful 75-watt transistor-based amplifier features Sentry Monitor fuse-less short-circuit protection and Power Guard anti-clipping circuitry to ensure distortion-free performance and reliability. The preamp’s advanced hybrid transistor/tube design utilizes a dual triode tube designed for the purest music reproduction capabilities.
Weighing less than eight pounds, the MXA60’s dual low-distortion loudspeakers create a rich soundscape in any sized room, providing high-quality audio from a surprisingly compact package. To achieve their high level of performance, the speakers feature custom designed mid-woofers with a four-inch diameter – providing a magnet structure that is proportionally much larger than is typically used in speakers of comparable size.