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McIntosh MHP1000 Headphones

Legendary McIntosh Performance in Closed-Back Headphones: Extra-Comfortable MHP1000 Deliver Full-Bodied, Clear, Dynamic Sound and Spacious Imaging Via Large Transducer and Tesla Magnet

Why trust the McIntosh MHP1000 closed-back headphones with the important task of providing your most intimate listening experiences? Simple: The luxurious MHP1000 possesses the same sonic character as the legendary audio company's speakers and same build quality as its iconic components. Able to reproduce music with smooth, full-bodied, dynamic sound, and offering superior imaging, spaciousness, and balance, MHP1000 play with beguiling clarity and detail. You'll be completely immersed in your recordings since the closed-back MHP1000 isolates outside noise and wraps you in your own private world. McIntosh took every precaution to ensure your comfort. The ear pads and headband are made of premium, soft leather while the lightweight design invites long, fatigue-free listening sessions. If not for the sound, you might even not notice you're wearing them. A 40mm transducer driver with a Tesla annular neodymium ring magnet largely accounts for the reference performance, while McIntosh's classic looks define the always-in-style appearance. Two included detachable cables with gold-plated connectors and a two-year manufacturer's warranty come standard. Our Money-Back Guarantee puts these lavish ‘phones over the top.

"Comfortable and beautifully executed, these luxurious headphones sound every bit as lavish as they look and feel. Smooth, rich, and rounded delivery, with ample space and step-in sound staging."
Audio Video SA (South Africa)

"The MHP1000 headphones have the crystal clarity...found in [McIntosh's] legendary handmade amps."
Men's Journal

An Unparalleled Heritage of Prestigious Craftsmanship
McIntosh has been handmaking world-class audio equipment for seven decades. Each component is produced in the same upstate New York factory the company has called home for 60 years. Recognized and revered around the globe, McIntosh continues to set new standards for high-end performance, unstinting reliability, and product longevity. Its storied tradition of ingenuity, craftsmanship, pride, and service is shared by only the most iconic American brands. In an era where manufacturing shortcuts and outsourcing are the norm, McIntosh takes a no-compromise approach defined by hands-on workmanship, singular expertise, and an unabated passion for being the best in its field. These rarified characteristics set McIntosh apart. While most audio companies emulate the competition, McIntosh leads by living up to – and exceeding – its own benchmarks. That's the mark of a legend.

Handmade for Everyone That Appreciates the Superiority of Hands-On Artistry
McIntosh's handcrafted ethic predates by more than half a century the handcrafted movement currently re-defining the beer, food, furniture, jewelry, and soap industries. From patrons of farm-to-table restaurants to fans of limited-batch beer, people increasingly realize the importance and superiority of handcrafted goods in their everyday life. Whether it's the exacting detail afforded the PC boards, the meticulous attention paid to the hand-wound transformer coils, or the innovation behind patented Power Guard circuitry, McIntosh shares in the same belief. Rather than cut corners or adhere to mass-produced construction, McIntosh only puts its name on components that deliver paragon experiences by way of their unassailable artistry and precision-minded quality. While McIntosh products don't come cheap, they stand out – and stand the test of time – in a world flooded by homogeneity and inferiority.

Aspire to Own an American Icon
McIntosh amplifiers broadcast President Lyndon Johnson's inauguration speech and powered the original Woodstock festival. Nearly 29,000 watts of McIntosh power fueled the Grateful Dead's Wall of Sound, regarded by many as the finest-sounding concert system ever devised. McIntosh has assisted in the recording of some of history's most celebrated albums, including the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds. David Bowie collaborator/noted producer Tony Visconti and Dead guitarist/singer Bob Weir are among the countless McIntosh devotees. Thousands of older McIntosh components remain active in systems, having been built to last a lifetime. The history is clear: With McIntosh, you're not only considering today but planning for endless tomorrows. McIntosh is legacy audio you bequeath to future generations. The reason wish lists exists, McIntosh is the dream you aspire to own and, once you do, you cherish forever.

Transducer Type: Dynamic, 40mm diameter 3-layer compound diaphragm with viscoelastic center layer
Operation: Circumaural, closed back, bass ported
Frequency Response: 5Hz to 20kHz
Impedance Nominal: 200 Ohms (compatible with all McIntosh headphone outputs)
Nominal SPL: 97dB (1mW @ 500Hz)
Max SPL: 122dB (300mW @ 500Hz)
Magnetic Circuit: One Tesla annular neodymium magnet motor assembly
Headband and Ear Pads: Leather
Detachable Cables Included: One 1 meter cable with 3.5mm stereo connector
One 3 meter cable with 6.3mm stereo connector
Both cables have gold plated custom designed connectors
Weight: 1 lb.

User Manual (PDF, 2.1 MB)

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