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McIntosh Celebrates Tube Amp's 50th Anniversary

10/06/2011 06:00:00 PM Eastern
Binghamton, N.Y. - McIntosh will celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of its most famous products, the MC275 tube power amp, with the launch of an updated limited-edition MC275.

The 50th anniversary amp will be available in December at a suggested $6,500 with commemorative book and deluxe packaging. It will feature gold-tone chassis to mark the product's golden anniversary and incorporate the original's 1961 tube circuit design. Modern enhancements will include a multi-colored LED display and High Speed Sentry Monitor circuit, which automatically turns the amp off if any tube wears out. Also new is a Power Control input and output, enabling on-off operation to be controlled by a simple cable connection to any McIntosh preamp or processor.

The changes add "modern convenience and performance enhancements without altering the smooth, clean sound character that has made the MC275 famous for the past 50 years," the company said.

Linda Passaro, global VP of sales and marketing, said the original "reinvented the art and science of quality music reproduction" and that many of the original amps are still in use.

McIntosh was founded in 1949 and is currently owned by D&M Holdings.
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