Somebody say "McIntosh lifestyle products"?

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,462
    Oh VPI. Nice play on words there! Dancing and skirting around the Made in China elephant in the room!
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,154
    I could deal with the Made in China elephant but VPI also turns a deaf ear to some well documented problems involving emi interference on my bud's tt. To me that's a fair amount of money sitting there looking nice but pretty much unusable unless you don't mind a very annoying hum.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,448
    I got an overnight (!) e-mail response from VPI. It was a typo, and it's been fixed already :)

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,462
    Well, glad we got that sorted out.

    Back to the goiter turntable, McIntosh states on their FB page that: "They are made right here in our Binghamton, NY factory."
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,448
    yes, but speculation in the trenches is running rampant 'cause of those Magic Marker "edits" on the boxes :|
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,462
    Yep, I agree. Makes no sense of why that part of the box would be censored like that, unless they have something to hide.
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • displaynamedisplayname Posts: 206
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Yep, I agree. Makes no sense of why that part of the box would be censored like that, unless they have something to hide.
    Just playing devil's advocate - they could have had a typo on the box. Like a misspelling or something.

    But it does still certainly seem odd.
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  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,293
    erniejade wrote: »
    Its the console of 2019. Bring your own wood.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,448
    yeah, but there are folks already selling lifestyle consoles!

    I don't think Mac ever got into the console thing at any level -- come to think of it.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 20,188
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    yeah, but there are folks already selling lifestyle consoles!

    I don't think Mac ever got into the console thing at any level -- come to think of it.

    They never made consoles, themselves, but did supply components to companies that made bespoke consoles.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,448
    edited February 9
    ... and... yet another entry into the goofy vinyl lifestyle* product arena.

    http://www.yankodesign.com/2019/02/08/a-record-player-thats-fit-for-the-modern-day/

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    as seen at:
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    * I'd probably suggest turning SafeSearch on before searching vinyl lifestyle. Just thought that was worthy of mention. B)

  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,806
    How the heck do the isolate that enough so it doesn't get feedback or a hum?
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,448
    edited February 10
    erniejade wrote: »
    How the heck do the isolate that enough so it doesn't get feedback or a hum?

    Same way they did back in the old days :)

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    Hum shouldn't be a problem per se.

    I would think that in 2019 it would be possible to
    use DSP to generate out of phase data in real time to cancel out feedback, or maybe some sort of sophisticated notch filters -- the typical 21st Century brute force, high tech way to solve a problem created by poor design. B)
  • verbverb Posts: 6,078
    Whoa. These look interesting! :smile:
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,448
    edited February 12
    It's not April First yet...

    https://www.mcintoshlabs.com/products/speakers/RS100

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  • verb wrote: »
    Whoa. These look interesting! :smile:
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    I've seen these on display at my local best buy.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 7,762
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,448
    ... and the hits just keep on comin'.

    https://www.mcintoshlabs.com/products/new-products/RS200


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    ... actually, for what it is, it looks pretty nice.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 20,188
    So McIntosh has a sound bar with Alexa built in? What could possibly go wrong?
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    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,448
    So McIntosh has a sound bar with Alexa built in? What could possibly go wrong?

    I just LOL'd -- big time.

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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,806
    It seems they are trying to keep up with the times but, at least they are not giving up on the true items that made them famous.
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  • fastz28fastz28 Posts: 624
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,669
    To me these products cheapen the name McIntosh spent so long building. I always viewed them as more of a no compromise high end company and these products go directly against that.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,448
    erniejade wrote: »
    It seems they are trying to keep up with the times but, at least they are not giving up on the true items that made them famous.

    The future of the brand may well depend on the success of these new products bearing the brand name.

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,448
    edited February 27
    https://www.audiostream.com/content/mcintosh-launch-rs200-wireless-loudspeaker-system

    A little bit (very little) from a third party on the aforementioned wireless Mac speaker/amp thingy.
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,154
    If you're seriously looking for one Mark there's a newly listed one for $2G's on audiogon. 1/3 off retail; that seems like a deal to me.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,448
    I am not.
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,154
    Woops........ I thought you were considering a purchase.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,169
    Lifestyles? are they ribbed and in assorted colors?

    I see a trademark infringement suit developing
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,448
    Just black and blue -- which I don't think would work all that well for that other lifestyle product to which you refer.

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