Many Goodies from McIntosh
Next is the McIntosh MR-88 Tuner ($4500), which Ron believes to be the most sensitive and selective FM tuner McIntosh has developed. It uses DSP-based, digital tuning that is so clean that a high-blend option is not needed. The FM circuit performs with very low distortion, <0.1% THD, 20Hz20kHz. Ron, a true FM fan, believes it is the ideal FM tuner for those, like him, who enjoy listening to Jazz, classical, and college FM radio stations. Its DSP-tuning circuit rejects a second image created by FM multipath, so it functions extremely well in a metropolitan environment like New York city.
Cornelius thought the new Mcintosh 6700 Receiver ($6500) would be a big hit with audiophiles. It is a hybrid design, with 6 tubes placed in a groove on the top of the chassis. It contains the same high performance FM tuner found in the McIntosh MR-88. Its amplifier is capable of driving 700 WPC into an 8 Ohm load using its McIntosh proprietary Autoformers.
Finally, Ron described the new McIntosh 2500 Tube Preamplifier ($6500), which handles both analog (upper chassis) and digital (lower chassis) audio signals.