BINGHAMTON, NY - October 2012 – Since the brand first staked its claim in the music industry with its legendary sound systems for Woodstock in 1969 and its famous Grateful Dead “Wall of Sound” in 1974, McIntosh audio products have been the choice for generations of musicians, recording artists and producers. Now, the brand that powered the rock & roll movement announces the debut of a truly unique personal music system – McIntosh McAire™. Featuring Apple's AirPlay, the McAire allows users to stream music from their iTunes music libraries on Mac or PC, as well as music stored on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, though their Wi-Fi network.*
McAire is a free standing, room filling, wireless sound system, featuring the same premium quality technology of the prestigious McIntosh Reference System, in a sleek, compact unit designed to be placed anywhere you desire. With its distinctive, classic façade featuring the iconic “McIntosh Blue” Output Meters and handcrafted black-glass front panels, the McAire looks as good as it sounds. The single component design eliminates the need for in-wall wiring and professional installation, letting every music lover listen to the music how the artist intended it to be heard.
The McAire system – handcrafted in America – integrates McIntosh’s nostalgic musical heritage and unparalleled audio with the most up-to-date technology to create a premium audio experience. Multiple McAire systems can be synced to one device, creating a complete in-house audio system effect. With one simple step, owners and their guests can connect their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to McAire, allowing anyone within range to unleash their personal soundtrack – anywhere, anytime. Computers and TVs can also be quickly connected for a high fidelity sound experience.
“At McIntosh, we pride ourselves in our ability to take the highest quality pre-existing technology to the next level. The McAire system is a testament to that,” says McIntosh President Charlie Randall.
Available in Fall 2012 at Magnolia and other Authorized McIntosh dealers internationally, the McAire system will herald a new generation of McIntosh products.
*AirPlay requires iTunes 10.1 or later and iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch with iOS 4.3.3 or later. Streaming functionality requires a home network.
About McIntosh Laboratory
Founded in 1949, McIntosh Laboratory is known for offering distinguished quality audio products, superior customer service and the ultimate experience in music and film. All McIntosh products are handcrafted at the Binghamton, NY factory by 130 employees with a passion for music and the McIntosh heritage. McIntosh continues to define the ultimate home entertainment experience for discriminating consumers around the world, with the iconic “McIntosh Blue” Watt Meters globally recognized as a symbol of quality audio. Since its inception, McIntosh has been powering some of the most important moments in music history and pop culture. From President Lyndon Johnson’s inauguration speech, to Woodstock, to the infamous Grateful Dead “Wall of Sound,” McIntosh has not only witnessed history, it has shaped it. With McIntosh, customers have the ability to create their own premium audio experience – and truly live their music.
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