I have no idea exactly what was in use in the McIntosh room, because both times I paid a visit, the exhibitor was too involved in demonstrating the system's "Room Correction" component to stop to chat. Regardless, the sound was very, very goodjust what you'd expect from a McIntosh system that can control challenging hotel acousticsand the demo far more convincing than my mother's apple pie.
In answer to the question, what does your mother's apple pie have to do with anything besides the coincidence of McIntosh, all can only reply that it's 10 pm, and I wrote my first show blog of the day close to 14 hours ago. Either I need brain correction or the hot bath I'm about to take . . . or perhaps both.