Introducing McIntosh at Sound & Image

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One of the world’s oldest and most respected brands of high-end performance audio equipment, McIntosh, is now available from Sound & Image. We pride ourselves in offering our clients the best value and performance products from entry-level to ultra high-end and we feel McIntosh will fit into our brand offering perfectly. The iconic, all-American brand boasts an almost cult-like following amongst audiophiles the world over due to its reputation for producing audio systems and equipment that provide unparalleled audio quality and durability.

The McIntosh legend dates back as far as 1949, when the label was first founded. The company’s reputation was originally built on the design and production of high performance McIntosh amplifiers for home applications. However, today, McIntosh produces a wide range of audio equipment that is suitable for both home and professional applications, including power amplifiers, pre-amplifiers, integrated amplifiers, lifestyle products, processors, speakers, cables, and specialised audio equipment for luxury cars.

The loyalty from the music community really started to gain momentum for McIntosh in the 1960s, after McIntosh amplifiers powered the famous original Woodstock Festival, providing three days of peace, love and rock ‘n roll to the hundreds of thousands who attended. ‘The Grateful Dead’ also used McIntosh to make music history when they unveiled the “Wall of Sound” in 1974 at the San Francisco Cow Palace with 28,800 watts of McIntosh amplifier power.

Over the decades, many famous musicians and recording artists and producers have selected McIntosh audio systems for the rich quality of sound, designed to allow music to be experienced the way the artist intended. Today, some McIntosh legends comprise legendary rock producer, Tony Visconti, Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead, Ralph Johnson from iconic Earth Wind and Fire, and Brian Wilson from The Beach Boys, who has been an avid McIntosh fan since the 1960s.

A new McIntosh usually requires more than a year to design, test and develop to the point where it meets performance expectations. When you invest in McIntosh, you are not only investing in the brand’s vast experience and excellent reputation for providing unequalled sound quality, but the inherent value of McIntosh equipment is another very desirable attribute of the brand – McIntosh components have proven to command a very high resale value and many of their vintage components remain highly coveted and collectable pieces of equipment, just like vintage sports cars.

Power amplifiers are the driving force behind any great system, as well as being the backbone of the McIntosh brand. McIntosh amplifiers are especially well revered for blending eye-catching aesthetics, power and sonic integrity in a way that has been capturing the imagination of music lovers and home theater enthusiasts for decades. Whether your desires run towards solid state or tubes, in stereo, monoblock or multi-channel configurations, McIntosh has your audio amplifier solution. McIntosh amplifiers boast the trademark glass faceplates and the signature blue amplifier power meters – a design trait that has not changed since they were first introduced in the 1970s and have since solidified the quintessential McIntosh look.

We are really excited after hearing the McIntosh products so far, as well as the vast range of products the brand has on offer. Give us a call to come and audition some of these great products. We know you’ll be as impressed as we are.

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