McIntosh at Crutchfield
A world-famous audio heritage, made in America
Since its founding in 1949, McIntosh has defined the meaning of high-quality sound reproduction, while setting industry standards for superior performance and reliability. The company is based in Binghamton, New York, where its high-end components and speakers are still individually handcrafted by a team of skilled experts. This uncompromising dedication to quality has made McIntosh one of the most recognized and respected audio manufacturers in the world.
A tremendous level of detail goes into the design and construction of a McIntosh product. It can take up to two years from initiating the concept to creating the final product.
McIntosh cuts 1/8 to 1/2 inch glass faceplates with genuine garnet dust to diminish friction and protect your investment over generations of enjoyment.
PC boards are built in our factory in Binghamton. Two auto insertion machines are used for most boards. Unique boards are delicately crafted by hand.
McIntosh designed its unique Output Autoformer® for use in many solid-state power amplifiers. The manufacturing sequence begins with coil winding techniques that have been used for 50 years.
Power Guard dynamically adjusts the input levels to avoid “clipping” while preventing harsh sounding distortion. The volume adjusts at the speed of light to prevent overdriving.
Sentry Monitor is a fuse-less short circuit which disengages the output stage before current exceeds safe operating level and resets automatically.
The "McIntosh Blue" output meters have become a symbol of superior quality sound. Loyal McIntosh fans appreciate both the aesthetics and the useful information they convey.