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McIntosh Labs Launches New ML1 MKII Loudspeaker

The following is a press launch issued by McIntosh.

BINGHAMTON, NY (MAY 18, 2023) – McIntosh, the premier designer and producer of high-fidelity audio tools, is worked up to announce the launch of its newest speaker – ML1 MKII Loudspeaker, a brand new and improved model of the model’s authentic Seventies ML1.

The ML1 MKII is a novel loudspeaker the place classic type meets modern sound. Reborn with the same bass response because the preliminary iteration however with out the necessity of an equalizer, the ML1 MKII will be linked with amplifiers as much as 600 Watts to fill the most important of rooms with life-size sound. It additionally options broad dispersion, which permits for an equal distribution of sound all through the listening space, in contrast to another loudspeaker.

The exterior design of the ML1 MKII retains the identical allure as the unique ML1 with its oiled American Walnut strong wooden cupboards and satin end veneers. Whereas, internally, it incorporates a full fashionable revamp to mirror McIntosh’s present-day excessive efficiency speaker know-how. The ML1 MKII is a 4-way speaker that makes use of 5 separate speaker drivers to provide a uniform listening space and astonishing sound high quality.

  • Woofer: one 12″ woofer in a sealed enclosure with a polypropylene cone and mud cap with artificial rubber suspension.
  • Lower Midrange: two 4″ decrease midrange drivers in a sealed sub-enclosure additionally with polypropylene cones and mud caps with artificial rubber suspension.
  • Upper Midrange: one 2″ delicate dome higher midrange.
  • Tweeter: one 3/4″ Titanium dome tweeter (the identical tweeter utilized in our XR50 and XR100 audio system).
  • “While we’ve got been making loudspeakers for over 5 many years, the ML1 will at all times be our first and holds a particular place in our hearts right here at McIntosh,” mentioned McIntosh President Charlie Randall. “We’re extremely excited to showcase how far the model has come over the greater than half a century with the renewed ML1 and hope our group of listeners will get pleasure from listening to their favourite sounds on this traditional transform.”

The ML1 MKII moreover features a matching stand with a classic die forged aluminum identify badge on the bottom. The stand is designed to raise and place the ML1 loudspeaker for optimum imaging and listening enjoyment. It comes with ft to be used on exhausting flooring, and spikes to be used on carpet. The reimagined loudspeaker may also be set instantly on the ground or positioned on a sturdy piece of furnishings.


The ML1 MKII will probably be out there by Authorized McIntosh Dealers for a focused MSRP of $6,000 per speaker ($12,000 per pair) beginning July 2023.

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McIntosh Announces Mc451 Dual Mono Power Amplifier

The following is a press release issued by McIntosh.

Binghamton, NY | December 8, 2022 – McIntosh is proud to announce the MC451 Dual Mono Power Amplifier, a unique combination of a vacuum tube and solid-state amplifier that uses McIntosh’s Hybrid Drive technology.

The MC451 follows the success of McIntosh’s MC901 model. A more compact product, the MC451 is strategically built so that it is easier to place within an audio system, offering 150 Watts of power from the vacuum tube section and 300 Watts from the solid-state section. The MC451 features a variety of McIntosh patented technologies including Power Guard® and Power Guard SGS®, Sentry Monitor, Autoformer, Unity Coupled Circuit, Solid Cinch speaker binding posts, Monogrammed Heatsinks, and a DualView™ Power Output Meter.

The MC451 is the latest model to incorporate McIntosh’s Hybrid Drive technology. The brand’s team of engineering experts took their extensive experience to seamlessly combine both vacuum tube and solid state to develop the company’s Hybrid Drive design that works to redefine sound performance. With Hybrid Drive from McIntosh, the highest level of sound reproduction is now available to offer flexibility in listening capabilities.


300W Solid State Amplifier

·       Output Autoformer with 2, 4, 8Ω Taps

·       Power Guard and Sentry Monitor

·       Solid-state input doubles as the mono input when using the internal crossover

·       Separate inputs for the Vacuum Tube and Solid-state amplifiers are provided for using an external crossover


150W Vacuum Tube Amplifier

·       Unity Coupled Circuit Output Transformer with 2, 4, 8Ω Taps

·       Power Guard SGS and Sentry Monitor

·       Direct Input for Using an External Crossover

·       Illuminated Driver Tubes



·       1 Knob for Solid State / Tube Balance

·       1 Knob for Crossover Frequency



The MC451 will be available via authorized US & Canadian McIntosh Dealers for an MSRP of $14,000 USD beginning December 2022 and to the rest of the world shortly after.

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McIntosh-Vollverstärker MA8900AC als “Limited Edition”

Den beliebten McIntosh-Vollverstärker MA8900AC gibt es ab sofort in einer auf 89 Exemplare begrenzten “Limited Edition”. Neben seinen sieben analogen Hochpegeleingängen bietet der Amp je einen weiteren Input für Phono-MM- und -MC-Abtaster. Außerdem ist der MA8900AC ab Werk mit dem Digitalmodul DA1 ausgestattet, das sechs Eingänge inklusive einer USB-Schnittstelle für den PC/Mac bietet und das praktisch sämtliche verfügbaren Digitalformate und -auflösungen verarbeitet.

Dank der “Autoformer”-Übertrager stehen an 2, 4 oder sogar 8 Ohm Impedanz bis zu 200 Watt Dauerleistung zur Verfügung. Natürlich gibt es ein umfängliches Menü mit allerlei Einstellmöglichkeiten sowie einen fünfbandigen Equalizer für feinfühlige Klangkorrekturen.

Als Besonderheit bietet die “Limited Edition” des MA8900AC einen entsprechenden Schriftzug auf der Frontplatte sowie die Unterschrift von McIntosh-CEO Charlie Randall plus die entsprechende Exemplarnummer auf der Oberseite. Der limitierte MA8900AC wird bis zum 31.12.2022 zum reduzierten Preis von 9.890 Euro angeboten. Ab dem 1. Januar 2023 kostet er regulär 11.500 Euro.

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