Somebody say "McIntosh lifestyle products"?

ZOMG (as the cool guys 'n' gals used to say on the internet)

https://www.mcintoshlabs.com/products/lifestyle/MTI100

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  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,296
    ^^^^Heck it's only $6500 and it'll replace your KLH all in one. Surely you must've had one of Henry's units in your dorm room back in the day???
  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 2,055
    McIntosh lifestyle products?

    I can’t even afford their non lifestyle products.
  • displaynamedisplayname Posts: 405
    Not how I'd be spending that money!
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,966
    ^^^^Heck it's only $6500 and it'll replace your KLH all in one. Surely you must've had one of Henry's units in your dorm room back in the day???

    No, but I've got one in the basement now! :)
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,999
    Sorry. We have 2 threads going on this same unit. I didn't see your thread.
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, Aries Mini, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery, Wireworld Platinum Starlight, PS Audio Direct Stream JR.

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T

  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,999
    It's just missing and 8-track to replace the sound design, York, and emerson all in one.
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, Aries Mini, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery, Wireworld Platinum Starlight, PS Audio Direct Stream JR.

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,966
    edited January 24
    erniejade wrote: »
    Sorry. We have 2 threads going on this same unit. I didn't see your thread.

    That's OK, yours is positive; mine's the Devil's Advocate complement :*
    In fact, I was gonna post a link to your thread in full disclosure, since it's attracting mostly (other than me) positive comment. My goal is to keep my snark in this one :| I did pose a couple of rhetorical questions (not too snarky, I hope!) in your thread.

    https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/185087/mcintosh-turntable-and-amp-combo
    Post edited by mhardy6647 on
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,999
    LOL all good! McIntosh, AKA
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    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, Aries Mini, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery, Wireworld Platinum Starlight, PS Audio Direct Stream JR.

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,966
    ouch :)
    Actually, price-wise, maybe not so far off...

    31474005273_4e1f224323_b.jpgscan0005-1 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    according to the CPI inflation calculator, that Heathkit price from 1979 would be about $3475 today :)


  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,699
    The listed output specs make me queasy.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,966
    FestYboy wrote: »
    The listed output specs make me queasy.

    The Mac's (or the YORX's)?

  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,999
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    FestYboy wrote: »
    The listed output specs make me queasy.

    The Mac's (or the YORX's)?

    Both!
    Again if they add an 8-track back in, I might go for it.
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, Aries Mini, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery, Wireworld Platinum Starlight, PS Audio Direct Stream JR.

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,966
    The Mac's specs look OK -- better than typical for an "all in one" component -- it would be nice to see wow & flutter for the tt, but I don't see anything that's in red flag territory.

    I will confess to being a little surprised (although I probably should't be) that it uses a class D power amp topology.

    I was amused by some the ad copy, e.g., this:
    ...
    Two 12AX7 vacuum tubes power the main preamplifier section, while a separate dedicated phono preamplifier is housed in a custom shielding box that prevents interference or noise from seeping into the vinyl signal. Together, the vacuum tube preamplifier and shielded phono preamplifier are a perfect choice to help make your vinyl albums sound their best...

    custom shielding box i]sic[/i -- I mean, isn't a lot of the thing "custom" (at least on the outside)? It would be funnier if they said something like "... and we stuffed the phono preamp in an aluminum Hammond project box." :)


    In the 1960s, it seemed as though the word "special" would always appear at least once in catalog ad copy for any given hifi compoent. see for yourself at www.alliedcatalogs.com or www.radioshackcatalogs.com :)
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,302
    edited January 24
    erniejade wrote: »
    LOL all good! McIntosh, AKA
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    I think my Mother bought one of those at a yard sale. ;)

    And I believe she hooked up some Bose 301s to it. I was barely home so never heard it playing.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,999
    Its the console of 2019. Bring your own wood.
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, Aries Mini, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery, Wireworld Platinum Starlight, PS Audio Direct Stream JR.

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T

  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,302
    wood for what?
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,999
    edited January 24

    Tony M wrote: »
    wood for what?



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    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, Aries Mini, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery, Wireworld Platinum Starlight, PS Audio Direct Stream JR.

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,966
    speaking of which -- Manley Labs poked a little fun at themselves some years back.
    Unlike Mac, though, they were kidding.

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    Of course, they had to explain that sophisticated eight track cartridge technology to an naive modern audience.

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    https://www.sweetwater.com/insync/sweetwater-joins-industry-in-rallying-behind-new-audio-format/

  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,699
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    FestYboy wrote: »
    The listed output specs make me queasy.

    The Mac's (or the YORX's)?

    Yorks
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,966
    edited January 26
    FestYboy wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    FestYboy wrote: »
    The listed output specs make me queasy.

    The Mac's (or the YORX's)?

    Yorks

    Yikes.
    Yorkses.

    Don't confuse me.

    Dorkses

    :#
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,966
    ps -- the above is offered strictly in jest :*
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,000
    Even if I had Mr Hardy's cash flow I still wouldn't consider it.
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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,999
    Lol. Brilliant!! Lol. Love the 8-track on the McIntosh. Now it's competing with the Emerson.
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, Aries Mini, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery, Wireworld Platinum Starlight, PS Audio Direct Stream JR.

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T

  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,699
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    FestYboy wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    FestYboy wrote: »
    The listed output specs make me queasy.

    The Mac's (or the YORX's)?

    Yorks

    Yikes.
    Yorkses.

    Don't confuse me.

    Dorkses

    :#

    Stupid auto correct... Lol

    25W (minimum) at 0.8% from soiled state from all of 40-20k. I suspect a severe lack of current be had by said receiver. Not to be paired to any substantial load for sure.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,966
    We didn't believe in current in the 1970s. ;)
    Our currency was inflated enough.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,966
    edited January 31
    So...

    the McIntosh fanboys are apparently freaking out by a little alteration that was observed in a photo of boxed MTI-100s on Mac's FB page...

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    http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/wow-is-it-april-mcintosh-mti-100.854935/page-8

    Folks are speculating that the 'blackout' underneath the words "Designed by McIntosh in the USA" might say "Made in *****" (fill in your own favorite non-USA country of potential origin for electronic equipment)! :*

    I actually thought this was unlikely, given that the tt piece of this chimera is a VPI, which -- AFAIK -- is made in the US. I figure logistics and brand reputation would
    conspire to ensure that final assembly was somewhere in the good ol' US of A.

    Figured I'd better check that, though, so I took a look at the VPI Cliffwood web page.
    I was a little surprised by what it says.

    Now, I assume there's a typo in that introductory "paragraph". Must be.
    Right?

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    All of our products are in Cliffwood, New Jersey. When making entry level products most companies source their components outside their country. This is why we celebrate our heritage and our VPI workers by naming this turntable after our home

    Seems to be a word missing in that first sentence :# Gotta be a typo, right?

    https://www.vpiindustries.com/cliffwood

    B)

    I sent 'em an e-mail and suggested they might want to look into that.
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