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Yikes! A McIntosh turntable!

New McIntosh turntable!

Does it not look exactly as if it should have those old sliders on the bottom to allow it to be pulled out from the audio rack and then slid back in?

The only visual that's missing is that old fashioned "stacker" arm that would rotate out above the records.

I'd love to know who is making the tonearm, platter, and cartridge.

Can't get any better pics, but the platter has a distinct Clearaudio look and profile, and the arm smells a little like a Rega.

No idea about the price, so I'll guess 8 thousand bucks. Six thou for the table, and two thou for the glass frontplate and blue lights.

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Re: Yikes! A McIntosh turntable!

It caused quite a stir at CEDIA.

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CEDIA?

CEDIA!!?!?

Why the Hell wasn't I informed of this?

September?

What's Fremer been doing for three months?

Thanks for the extra pic. That tonearm looks anachronistic.

I will withold judgement until I can hear it play through a six foot tall column of McIntosh tweeters and midranges, poorly matched to a large, resonant box McIntosh subwoofer.

CEDIA?

Seriously, McIntosh, CEDIA?

Who unveils a product at CEDIA?

(*All of the above is not serious in any way, in case you were wondering.)

I must have seen that blog and then developed some sort of traumatic Freudian repression of the memory or something.

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All I know is one thing:

When I'm spiraling around in the air for the 7th rotation...after bouncing my car off the front of that transport..I remember, what's left of me, that is....that I should not have put that double stack (quad) of MC2500's in the back seat.

Oh yes. McIntosh turntable? I guess analog is here to stay.

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Bit of an ugly pug -- or am I just not a fan of Maccy styling? - if styling be the word for it - It may sound fantastic and no doubt with spawn some great reviews -- but nothing on this earth could make me buy something that looks like a throwback from the 1960's - just personal pref guys.

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Re: Yikes! A McIntosh turntable!

Liking McIntosh styling is analogous to liking Harleys; either you do or you don't.

At least a McIntosh doesn't mark its territory with oil drips.

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At least a McIntosh doesn't mark its territory with oil drips.

aaaah The delights of owning a Michell Transcriptor or Townhend's "The Rock"

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I'm not a big fan of Mac styling, but I can respect it's tradition. This turntable however is the biggest kludge I've ever seen. It just does not work in any design sense whatsoever. One could design something that mates with the other McIntosh gear without grabbing the nearest power amp chassis and dropping in a turntable assembly into the top!

There are too many gorgeous tables out there for the money they are asking, and I bet many would (and do) go with McIntosh equipment very well. I'll be interested to see some reviews of how it actually sounds...

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It caused quite a stir at CEDIA.

I couldn't help but notice the diamond plate...is this TT suitable to mount in the back of my 1 ton pick-up?

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