A powerhouse with a difference

April 9, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Nobody would be too surprised if McIntosh Labs released a new power amp. But the US brand has raised a few eyebrows by releasing its own power conditioner. The MPC500 Power Controller has been designed to protect connected components from […]

McIntosh products get the Roon nod

March 19, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Eleven components from the McIntosh Labs stable have been confirmed as fully compatible with the ground-breaking Roon music management system. The Roon system provides an intuitive, feature-rich way to engage with and organise music libraries and selected streaming services. The […]

McIntosh makes lifestyle music

February 19, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

McIntosh Labs describes the new RS200 as a wireless loudspeaker system, but in real terms, it’s a lifestyle audio system, designed to bring music to rooms and spaces that aren’t suited to a full-blown separates system. The single-chassis RS200 links […]

A turntable that does it all?

January 29, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

McIntosh has given new meaning to the all-in-one concept by creating a self-contained turntable that includes a phono stage, pre-amp, power amp, DAC and headphone amp – all in a compact form factor not much bigger than a regular disc […]

McIntosh celebrates 70 years with special system

December 11, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Two new products, sold as a special commemorative system, have been released by McIntosh Labs to celebrate its 70th Anniversary in 2019. Together, the C70 pre-amp and MC2152 power amplifier form a special 70th Anniversary commemorative system, complete with special […]

Smaller – but still towers of power!

November 20, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

If you’ve always lusted after the larger-than-life McIntosh XRT2.1K speaker towers, but found them just too big, too intimidating, or too expensive (or all of the above), here’s some good news: there’s now a more compact, more accessible XRT speaker […]

More headroom, more style

October 16, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

McIntosh Labs has released a new stereo power amplifier. The 300 watt MC312 replaces the MC302, but while nominal power output has remained unchanged, McIntosh claims that dynamic headroom has been upped by 27 percent. Improvements include doubling the filter […]

McIntosh enters the custom install space

September 11, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

US high-end audio brand McIntosh is targeting the custom install market with a new range of multi-channel distribution amps, as well as in-ceiling and in-wall loudspeakers. The new MI254 and MI128 distribution amps employ closed-loop digital switching Class D amplifier […]

New McIntosh power amp on the way

July 3, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

McIntosh Labs is replacing the MC452 quad-balanced stereo power amplifier with an all-new version that promises significant improvements in several key areas. While power output remains the same at 450 watts RMS per channel, the new MC462 features an almost […]

Streamer, SACD deck join McIntosh line-up

May 22, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

McIntosh Labs has added two new playback components to its high-end audio product range: the new MS500 music streamer, and the MCD600 CD/SACD deck. The M500 is meant to seamlessly integrate access to Internet-based streaming services and locally stored digital […]