The Making of McIntosh’s Iconic Amplifiers

The people behind the scenes at McIntosh possess a desire to achieve the finest quality standards. McIntosh has defined quality sound reproduction and sets the standards for performance, reliability and service. McIntosh has handcrafted prestige audio products in Binghamton, NY since 1949. Glass front panels, Output Autoformers®, Blue Watt Meters and Power Guard® are some of the innovations that enhance our product longevity.

McIntosh makes one of the most legendary amplifiers in high-end audio, used by The Grateful Dead and James Murphy alike. In the latest of our behind-the-scenes factory tours, we visit their famous Laboratory to see how the blue-paneled icons are made.