McIntosh unveils two solid wood amplifier stands

McIntosh has announced the availability this month in the US and Canada of two amplifier stands, the AS125 ($3,000) and AS901 ($3,500), both of which are designed for the company’s own products.

The less expensive of the two, the AS125, is primed for use with a number of McIntosh’s own current monoblock amplifiers, as well as former models. The AS125 can also be used with a McIntosh stereo or integrated amplifier, along with other home stereo system components. The AS125 is 17.813 inches (45.2cm) wide x 4.051 inches (10.3cm) tall x 18.013 inches (45.7cm) deep.

The more expensive AS901 is specifically designed for the McIntosh MC901 dual mono amplifier with its unique weight and dimension characteristics, according to the Binghamton company. The stand has the same width and height as the AS125 but is 11.8 inches longer, measuring 29.813 inches deep, the same length as the MC901 amplifier.

Both plinths are made from sustainable and dent-resistant solid white ash and are finished in multiple coats of jet-black stain with a ‘catalyzed’ lacquer topcoat. Additionally, both products feature a 3 inch thick wood slab for firmly holding gear in place, while the feet have protective pads on the base to protect floors and minimize vibrations. The faceplates carry the McIntosh logo illuminated via power control ports.

For more information, visit McIntosh.

Martin, a seasoned journalist and AV expert, has written for several notable print magazines. He’s served in key roles at Lucasfilm’s THX Division, NEC’s digital cinema division, and has even consulted for DreamWorks. Despite his illustrious career, Martin remains rooted in his passion for cinema and acting, with notable appearances in several Spielberg films, Doctor Who, and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. He currently resides in San Francisco.

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David Norman

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I seriously finally have come to the conclusion the McIntosh folks are absolutely completely and certifiably insane.

A 40lb 3 inch thick block of White Ash -- stained and lacquered with a lighted nameplate and 4 feet attached -- all for the discount price of $3500? At least the 200lb amplifier itself is something mechanical with tubes and othe fancy stuff for $18000 (each)
 
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I seriously finally have come to the conclusion the McIntosh folks are absolutely completely and certifiably insane.

A 40lb 3 inch thick block of White Ash -- stained and lacquered with a lighted nameplate and 4 feet attached -- all for the discount price of $3500?
The stand is only $50, it's that $3450 nameplate that gets you.
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I seriously finally have come to the conclusion the McIntosh folks are absolutely completely and certifiably insane.

A 40lb 3 inch thick block of White Ash -- stained and lacquered with a lighted nameplate and 4 feet attached -- all for the discount price of $3500? At least the 200lb amplifier itself is something mechanical with tubes and othe fancy stuff for $18000 (each)
You can also buy the McIntosh LB100 light box for $1.5k.
 

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Who the heck do you think Apple learned from? Remember the $700 wheels for the MacProMoney computer?

They are still a thing HERE

The wheels got them what must be MILLIONS of dollars in free marketing when they were first put on the market.
 
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