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Interesting New McIntosh All-In-One system with turntable

Discussion in 'Home Audio (Stereo Systems)' started by amigo30, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. amigo30

    amigo30 Member

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    McIntosh announced an interesting new product - the MTI100.

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    It's a McIntosh tube preamp, solid-state amp, dac, phono-preamp, and turntable all rolled into one. Just add whatever speakers you like!

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    It looks like the turntable is VPI based (by the look of the tonearm and platter) , and the preamp/amp based around the McIntosh MA252. I believe it's going to run about $6500.00.

    I can't decide if it's the coolest thing ever for a simple good-quality system or one of those odd products that won't catch on.
     
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    I’d be surprised if they sold a bunch, but I’m sure they will sell some. I can’t see this in the McIntosh catalog for a long time. It’s interesting that they are expanding the number of solid state products without their autoformers.
     
  3. amigo30

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    That's an interesting comment - I agree.

    McIntosh still works out of their original manufacturing plant where they were founded decades ago in Binghampton NY. It's a kind of a small manufacturing type town, so there's only so much labor-force they can pull from.

    So - it makes you wonder if it's a strategy to increase their line without the manufacturing time of making the autoformers, or if it's just a strategy to get consumers into the brand at a lower price point. Maybe both..
     
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    It could also be a way to slowly move away from Autoformers. There are a lot of great (and better) solid state amp makers and designs out there that don't use autoformers.
     
  5. Mister Natural

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    the logo on that thing needs to be bigger . . .

    (sarcasm)
     
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    It's an interesting concept, but I really doubt they will sell very many. Most people who are spending that kind of money on a system are going to want to have separate components. The all-in-one system makes sense for the new-comers to vinyl, but i don't see it being a draw for audiofiles.
     
  7. Jeff Scott

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    I had one of those back in the 1960s. Mine was better. as you could fold the turntable up out of the way when not in use. :banana
     
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    If this was like, a third of the MSRP, would make a lot more sense I think. I just feel like if I had $6500 for a hifi setup burning a hole in my pocket, I could do a lot more damage with it than this one little unit. The brand name, convenience, and form factor isn't a strong enough value proposition for me even though I'm sure it's a pretty bitchin little unit.
     
  9. Old Man Old Wood

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    I agree with VPI turntable and I would prefer the MA252, the two purchased separately would save around $2,000.00.
     

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