McIntosh now sells an HT receiver (92lbs!)

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  1. LanceJ

    LanceJ Producer

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    Go here: http://mcintoshlabs.com
    Then use the drop down box to go to the "A/V Receiver" selection.
    Looks like Denon, Yamaha and B&K have some competition now in the megabuck category.
    Couldn't find a price, but somehow I don't think Wal-Mart will be stocking these anytime soon........
    LJ
     
  2. Wayne Ernst

    Wayne Ernst Cinematographer

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    Lance,
    Thanks for the information. I did see something that caught my attention in regards to the specs, though:
    Zone A (theater) 6 x 100 watts (4 ohms)
    McIntosh rates their gear while pushing a 4 Ohm load? I wonder if McIntosh typically "under-rates" their gear. I'm assuming that this might be the case.
    That receiver looks huge - I don't think I'd have adequate space to place it, use it and display it properly. Plus, owning a piece of gear like this might mean adding an additional insurance policy rider to cover the receiver alone.
    [Edit #1]:
    I dug a little more on their site and found the following:
    # Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20000 Hz (+ 0 / - 1 dB)
    # All channels driven
    # Power Output, Main 100 Watts/channel 4 Ohms , 80 Watts/channel 8 Ohms , 20 - 20000 Hz,
     
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    The MCintosh costs $5,000, and S&V says it weighs 73lbs.

    Daniel Smith
     
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    For that kind of money, I'd look at seperates!
     
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    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    But there's that McIntosh Mystique. Black-glass front panels with blue/green-illuminated function labels, gold-trimmed control knobs, military-spec internal parts, precision handcrafting, brute-force if conservative design philosophy, etc., etc. If anything, a McIntosh componentetty to look at.
     
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    How about McIntosh use some of the profits into creating a better looking website with decent pictures of this new receiver? [​IMG]
     
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    "Power Output, Main 100 Watts/channel 4 Ohms , 80 Watts/channel 8 Ohms , 20 - 20000 Hz,
     
  11. Marty Neudel

    Marty Neudel Stunt Coordinator

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    Jerry,

    McIntosh's ratings are extremely conservative, and should not be used for comparison with any other receiver (or most separates). Try, instead, to hear the unit. You can crank it up to full volume (VERRY uncomfortable level) with any soundtrack and still have no audible distortion.* Sounds like a lot of go to me.

    Marty

    * I don't know of any other receiver that can do this; and only a handful of separate amps that will.
     

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