McIntosh Laboratory just announced the introduction of its 60th Anniversary MXA60 Executive System, the company's first-ever standalone integrated audio system. Designed by the same team of McIntosh engineers who created the company's high performance Reference System, this ultimate-quality tabletop system features a high-performance 75-watt-per-channel amplifier, state-of-the-art CD/SACD/MP3 player, vacuum tube preamplifier, as well as an AM/FM/RBDS Tuner and high performance, two-way bass reflex loudspeaker system that packs all the legendary McIntosh sound into a smaller package. It is scheduled for availability in October 2009 for a suggested retail price of $7,500.
McIntosh President Charlie Randall noted: "Our concept in creating the 60th anniversary MXA60 Executive System was to bring together 100% 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. The result is a unique McIntosh audio system with an amazingly big sound that defies its small size."
In addition to all the familiar McIntosh design themes, the MXA60 features the well regarded 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 the purest music reproduction capabilities.
Weighing less than eight pounds, the MXA60's dual low-distortion loudspeakers create a rich soundscape perfect for enjoying ultimate quality audio performance in any sized room. The MXA60's two-way loudspeakers were fashioned in the tradition of the revered mini-monitors of old, providing an astounding level of 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.