MCINTOSH DEBUTS LEADING-EDGE MC601 MONOBLOCK AMPLIFIER AT CES 2011: LEGENDARY AUDIO PERFORMANCE FOR THE DIGITAL AGE
– Sheer McIntosh Elegance, Unmatched Efficiency and Reliability, New 600-Watt Powerhouse Boasts Engineering Advances Combined with Extended Functionality –
LAS VEGAS, NV, January 6, 2011 — McIntosh Laboratory, a global leader in home entertainment andÂ ultimate-quality audio for over 60 years, is proud to announce the debut of a new amplifier that bringsÂ legendary McIntoshÂ® performance capabilities and style together with a host of leading-edge features andÂ extended functionality for todayâ€™s digital age. The new MC601 Monoblock Amplifier, which replacesÂ McIntoshâ€™s hugely popular MC501 amplifier, will ship in January of 2011. It joins the companyâ€™s new ModelsÂ MC302 and MC452 in the McIntosh amplifier lineup, all with new engineering advances and extendedÂ functionality.
Distinguished by its rock-solid, new larger sized chassis of mirror polished stainless steel, the MC601 features theÂ premium cosmetic design that has always distinguished McIntosh components, including a backlit glassÂ faceplate. The newly designed 8-inch wide True Wattmeter, featuring elegant â€œMcIntosh Blueâ€ LED lighting, isÂ a special larger size last used by McIntosh on its acclaimed MC1000 amplifier. The MC601â€™s custom machinedÂ and anodized aluminum trim handles complete the iconic McIntosh look and styling. Among its many leadingedgeÂ feature capabilities is Power Guard, a McIntosh circuit innovation that maximizes sound quality at highÂ power levels. Additionally, the unitâ€™s advanced â€œSentry Monitorâ€ feature provides continuous short circuitÂ protection of the amplifier and connected loudspeakers.
In addition to its higher power rating of 600 watts, the MC601 features Thermal Track output transistors thatÂ allow for cooler, more efficient operation. Other new features that add to the MC601â€™s performance capabilitiesÂ and make it ideally suited for use in todayâ€™s digital universe are specially designed McIntosh speaker bindingÂ posts, Quad Balanced circuit design for highest audio performance, and input and output jacks that allow bi orÂ tri-amping with multiple MC601s. Notably, the MC601â€™s extraordinary, distortion-canceling, quad-differentialÂ design consists of two complete amplifier circuits, whose outputs are combined in the unique McIntosh-craftedÂ autoformers. Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.005% maximum from 250 milliwatts to rated 600 watt mono powerÂ output. MC601 delivers absolute transparency and musical accuracy into speaker loads of 2, 4, or 8-Ohms.Â McIntosh President Charlie Randall noted: â€œTo create the MC601 amplifier, McIntosh engineers and designersÂ scrutinized every aspect of what has made us the worldâ€™s most coveted audio manufacturer for the last 60 yearsÂ â€“ both in terms of great looks and legendary sound. The result is an amplifier of unique elegance, craftsmanshipÂ and style that delivers classic McIntosh performance, with all the power and â€˜audio heftâ€™ to earn it a rightfulÂ place in the McIntosh pantheon, while providing todayâ€™s most discerning consumers with all the features andÂ functionality to ensure it will deliver the very best in music reproduction excellence for many years to come.â€
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Since 1949, McIntosh Laboratoryâ€™s unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation and quality continues toÂ define the state-of-the-art in high fidelity and provide discriminating consumers around the world an elevatedÂ home entertainment experience. McIntosh high-performance audio and video products are handcrafted at theÂ companyâ€™s Binghamton, New York headquarters. Its products reflect unmatched levels of performance,Â superlative engineering and hand craftsmanship. Built to last for decades, McIntosh components demand nothingÂ less than an equal level of commitment to customer support and service. McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. is a D&MÂ Holdings company. For more information visit www.mcintoshlabs.com.
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source: Crystal Berry