McIntosh Laboratory’s 60th Anniversary MXA60 Executive System is the company’s first-ever standalone integrated audio system.
Designed by the same team of McIntosh engineers who created the company’s Reference System, this tabletop system features a high-performance 75-watt-per-channel amplifier, CD-SACD-MP3 player, vacuum tube preamplifier, as well as an AM-FM-RBDS Tuner, and a two-way bass reflex loudspeaker system that packs the legendary McIntosh sound into a smaller package.
McIntosh president, Charlie Randall said, “Our concept in creating the 60th anniversary MXA60 Executive System was to bring together 100-percent McIntosh performance in a single convenient and compact package, giving audio enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy renowned McIntosh performance in a system that’s ready to play right out of the box.”
With its solid all-metal casework, anodized aluminum accents, backlit glass faceplates with Peak Reading Wattmeters, and heirloom quality construction, everything about the MXA60 is unmistakably McIntosh.
In addition to all the familiar McIntosh design themes, the MXA60 features the quality music reproduction technologies that have cemented the company’s reputation among audiophiles.
The powerful 75-watt, transistor-based amplifier features Sentry Monitor fuse-less short-circuit protection and Power Guard anti-clipping circuitry to ensure distortion-free performance and reliability.
The preamp’s advanced hybrid transistor-tube design utilizes a dual triode tube design for pure music reproduction capabilities.
Weighing less than eight pounds, the MXA60’s dual low-distortion loudspeakers create a rich soundscape for enjoying quality audio performance in any sized room.
The two-way loudspeakers are fashioned in the tradition of the revered mini-monitors of old, providing high-quality audio from a surprisingly compact package.
To achieve their high level of performance, the speakers feature custom designed mid-woofers with a four-inch diameter, providing a magnet structure that is proportionally much larger than is typically used in speakers of comparable size.
The MXA60 is scheduled for availability in October 2009 for a suggested retail price of $7,500.