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Mcintosh Light - Are You Kidding Me?

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5 minutes ago, Ishmael Slapowitz said:

Yup. A tune up on a Ferrari is 20 large, brakes are 25...Mercedes parts are also absurdly priced. 

Actually a Ferrari “tuneup” is about $6K, and it needs doing yearly. If you have a Ferrari with belt-driven camshafts, you need to do it every year or every 17,000 miles, whichever comes first!


George

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Just now, gmgraves said:

Actually a Ferrari “tuneup” is about $6K, and it needs doing yearly. If you have a Ferrari with belt-driven camshafts, you need to do it every year or every 17,000 miles, whichever comes first!

.6K...not in the NY metro area!!

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15 minutes ago, AudioDoctor said:

1) You're not being forced to buy it.

 

2) If people will buy it, then why not build it?

 

3) They're in business to make money aren't they?

Hard to take them seriously at this point. They really have become the brand for rich people with more money than brains. Sorry, but its true. I see this as only hurting the brand's credibility.


 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Ishmael Slapowitz said:

.6K...not in the NY metro area!!

I’ve a good friend who owns a Ferrari “Maranello”, and says that a tune-up on his front-engined V-12 is a yearly $6000 at Marin Ferrari in Northern CA.


George

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4 minutes ago, gmgraves said:

I’ve a good friend who owns a Ferrari “Maranello”, and says that a tune-up on his front-engined V-12 is a yearly $6000 at Marin Ferrari in Northern CA.

a bargain....i guess...😍

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oh c'mon - it has a "distinct and awe inspiring appearance"

 

well worth it

 

 

 

then there' this:

 

https://www.mcintoshlabs.com/products/merchandise/McIntosh-Towel


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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it doesn't light up either


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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I once loved this brand. Heck i even owned a car amplifier too. They can sell whatever they want, that's capitalism and i get it. Could they just sell the damn light for a couple hundred instead? 


 

 

 

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How appropriate to sell a product that fully exposes the notion that many people purchase a McIntosh product solely because of the name,  regardless of performance or common sense.

 

This product speaks to the broader issue that either McIntosh does not possess the ability to manufacture devices at an affordable price or that they grossly overprice them.  I come away thinking there is little value to be had in a McIntosh product.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Bikutoru said:

You'd love how it make your system sound so much better. Tighter bass, darker backgrounds..

..in particular with the McIntosh light off.

3 hours ago, Nordkapp said:

Could they just sell the damn light for a couple hundred instead? 

How about a couple.? It's not even good enough to read something before sleep!


The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night, and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. Mark the music.

                                                                          ―  William Shakespeare.

 

 

 

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It's not designed to allow you to read something before sleep; instead, the blue light is specifically designed to disrupt your sleep.

 

During the ensuing brain fog you will then be more susceptible to buying their towels...


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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51 minutes ago, Ralf11 said:

It's not designed to allow you to read something before sleep; instead, the blue light is specifically designed to disrupt your sleep.

 

During the ensuing brain fog you will then be more susceptible to buying their towels...

For $1500 it should do everything, even sing :D

 


The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night, and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. Mark the music.

                                                                          ―  William Shakespeare.

 

 

 

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I stopped taking them seriously when they released their first "vinyl revival era" turntable. 

 

The MT10, an OEM turntable made by Clearaudio, with an unnecessary frontplate added.

 

https://www.mcintoshlabs.com/products/turntables/MT10

 

It really showed that for them the brand look is more important than the function.


Claude

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