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McIntosh to Celebrate its 70th Anniversary with a special Limited Edition Commemorative System

MC2152

Solely 70 Commemorative Methods to be out there with every to profit Save the Youngsters.

Binghamton, NY – December 6, 2018 – McIntosh, the worldwide chief in prestigious house leisure and ultimate-quality audio since its founding by Frank McIntosh – a.okay.a. “Mr. Mac” – in 1949, can be celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2019. To commemorate this milestone, McIntosh is happy to announce a special 70th Anniversary Limited Edition Commemorative System.

The Commemorative System is comprised of two new audio merchandise: the MC2152 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Amplifier and the C70 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Preamplifier. All of the merchandise in every Commemorative System are specifically marked and have matching serial numbers. A “…for the love of music…” McIntosh Historical past Guide can also be included and accommodates a certificates authenticating the whole system. Solely 70 Commemorative Techniques are being produced, making every a true collector’s merchandise.

MC2152 Overview

For every of those 70 Limited Edition Commemorative Methods bought, McIntosh will donate $1,000 to international humanitarian group Save the Youngsters. Based in 1919, Save the Youngsters may even mark a milestone anniversary in 2019 with the celebration of its centennial. In the USA and all over the world, they provide youngsters a wholesome begin in life, the chance to study and safety from hurt.

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“We are honored to be entering our 70th year of fulfilling Mr. Mac’s vision of bringing world class home audio equipment to music and audio lovers everywhere,” stated McIntosh President Charlie Randall. “We’ve been fortunate to be able to do what we love to do for so long. We couldn’t have done that without the support of all our customers, dealers and distributors, and I’d like to thank each one of them,” Randall added. “And since we have been so fortunate, we are delighted to be able to give back to those in need via a donation to Save the Children, a truly worthwhile charity dedicated to helping children everywhere.”

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“We are grateful to McIntosh for making us a part of their 70th anniversary celebration,” stated Save the Youngsters Government Vice President and Chief Working Officer Carlos Carrazana. “Next year is also significant for Save the Children as we commemorate our 100th anniversary – a milestone that could not be possible without the support of partnerships like this.”

MC2152 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Amplifier

MC2152 Closeup

The MC2152 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Amplifier is a 150 Watt per channel stereo amplifier and options a hanging new design to honor our seven many years of handcrafting a few of the greatest residence audio gear the world has ever heard. Whereas its design is new, the MC2152 incorporates the teachings we’ve discovered and the methods we’ve invented in our 70 years of audio engineering.

MC2152 Front Closeup

Using our patented Unity Coupled Circuit output transformer know-how – the identical know-how the corporate was based on in 1949 – the complete 150 Watts might be delivered to virtually any pair of audio system regardless if they’ve 2, four or eight Ohm impedance.

MC2152 Side Closeup

The beautiful new design of the MC2152 is highlighted by a bead blasted black anodized aluminum chassis accentuated with matte end carbon fiber aspect panels. The entrance panel showcases a backlit laser minimize McIntosh emblem flanked by basic McIntosh knobs. The vacuum tubes are coated by a 12-gauge chrome steel wire cage with a black powder coated end. To the again are the 2 Unity Coupled Output Transformers with the facility transformer centered between them. All three transformers are housed in glass topped extruded enclosures displaying the wiring diagram for every transformer. A 70th Anniversary badge is laser engraved into the highest plate of the enclosures.

MC2152 Top Closeup

The MC2152 makes use of eight KT88 output vacuum tubes plus eight small sign tubes comprised of 4 12AX7A and 4 12AT7 vacuum tubes; half of the tube complement is assigned to every audio channel. The 12AX7A vacuum tubes are for the Balanced and Enter amps, whereas the 12AT7 tubes are for the Voltage and Driver amps. The LEDs underneath the eight small sign tubes could be set to three illumination settings: Off (which permits the tubes pure amber glow to be seen), Inexperienced or Blue – a new shade choice distinctive to the MC2152. Our Sentry Monitor™ know-how screens the output present and shuts the amplifier off if it ever exceeds protected limits.

C70 Back

On the again are each balanced and unbalanced inputs, alongside with our patented Strong Cinch™ speaker binding posts to securely join your speaker cables, and an enter and output for our Energy Management know-how that may routinely flip different related McIntosh elements on and off.

C70 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

To go alongside with the MC2152 is the C70 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Preamplifier. The C70 harkens again to yesteryear with an all analog design and a retro look. The glass entrance panel is inscribed with special McIntosh 70th Anniversary lettering.

C70 Front

The C70 options one 12AT7 and 5 12AX7A vacuum tubes which are seen by way of a glass panel on the highest cowl. All management operations are carried out by way of knobs and rocker switches. Trendy LED indicators will denote enter choice and quantity degree. The C70 has seven inputs consisting of two balanced inputs, three unbalanced inputs, and one every of Shifting Coil and Shifting Magnet phono inputs. For outputs, there are two pairs every of balanced and unbalanced connections.

On the entrance panel, bass and treble tone controls are included and could be adjusted in 2dB increments by way of rotary knobs. Rotary knobs are additionally used to modify the impedance and capacitance for the phono inputs. As well as to controlling the listening degree, the quantity knob may also regulate the relative quantity stability between the left and proper audio channels. A ¼” headphone jack powered by our Excessive Drive headphone amplifier is included and options our Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) know-how. HXD brings added dimension to your music in a pure sounding approach however may be turned off relying in your preferences. 5 rocker switches are used to management the next features: tone management on/ off; change between mono and stereo mode; HXD on/off; and to flip the unbiased output 1 and output 2 on/off.

The C70 sits atop a lovely polished chrome steel chassis and options the timeless McIntosh black glass entrance panel, illuminated emblem, management knobs, and aluminum finish caps. Our Energy Management know-how is included with 4 ports that may mechanically flip different related McIntosh elements on and off. Knowledge ports are additionally current and may management primary features of related McIntosh supply elements resembling CD Gamers by way of the C70’s distant management.

Pricing and Availability

Orders for the 70th Anniversary Limited Edition Commemorative System can now be positioned with Approved McIntosh sellers with delivery anticipated to start in December. Advised retail worth of the 70th Anniversary Limited Edition Commemorative System (VAT, delivery and any customs duties associated to present requirements of particular person nations are excluded): $22,000 USD.

After the 70th Anniversary Limited Edition Commemorative Methods are bought out, the MC2152 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Amplifier and the C70 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Preamplifier might be out there individually. Steered retail worth (VAT, delivery and any customs duties associated to present requirements of particular person nations are excluded):

MC2152 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Amplifier: $15,000 USD
C70 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Preamplifier: $7,000 USD

ALTAbout McIntosh

Based in 1949, McIntosh Laboratory is understood for providing distinguished high quality audio merchandise, superior customer support and the last word expertise in music and movie. All McIntosh merchandise are handcrafted on the Binghamton, NY manufacturing unit by over 150 staff with a ardour for music and the McIntosh heritage. McIntosh continues to outline the last word residence leisure expertise for discriminating shoppers all over the world, with the long-lasting “McIntosh Blue” Watt Meters globally acknowledged as a image of high quality audio. Since its inception, McIntosh has been powering a number of the most essential moments in music historical past and popular culture. From President Lyndon Johnson’s inauguration speech to Woodstock to the well-known Grateful Lifeless “Wall of Sound,” McIntosh has not solely witnessed historical past, it has formed it. With McIntosh, clients have the power to create their very own premium audio expertise – and really stay their music. Go to www.mcintoshlabs.com to study extra.

About Save the Youngsters

Save the Youngsters provides youngsters in the USA and around the globe a wholesome begin, the chance to study and safety from hurt. We spend money on childhood – daily, in occasions of disaster and for our future.

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