McIntosh MAC6700 Receiver
The Last Receiver You'll Likely Ever Need: 200Wpc McIntosh MAC6700 Drives Any Speaker and Features MM/MC Phono Preamps, 32-Bit DAC, Headphone Amp, Power Guard, Tuner, 11 Inputs, More
McIntosh took more than 20 years to develop the MAC6700 receiver. The extracted time frame speaks to the company's meticulous practice of making certain each aspect of a component is the best it can be before bringing it to market. In the case of MAC6700, everything – from the next-generation feature set to the internal engineering to the stunning performance – exceeds audiophile standards. Much more than just a simple receiver, MAC6700 is a world-class amplifier design combined with an incredible preamplifier circuit, fantastic 32-bit/192kHz DAC, powerful headphone amp courtesy of the High Drive headphone amp, and the legendary McIntosh tuner circuit. It outputs 200Wpc and drives practically any type of loudspeaker in existence. McIntosh's proprietary Autoformer ensures your speakers (no matter their ohm level) receive every bit of the full 200 watts. MAC6700 also serves as a phono preamplifier via two dedicated phono sections (one MM, one MC) and superb AM/FM tuner. Plus, there's more.
Outfitted with a total of 11 inputs, the U.S.A.-built MAC6700 is prepared to serve as the entertainment hub for all your music sources – and one that makes them all sound authoritative, realistic, and engaging. Bass and treble tone controls let you customize the levels of every input. Home Theater Pass Through means MAC6700 seamlessly interfaces with your existing home-theater system. The presence of patented Power Guard circuitry prevents clipping and further protects your speakers from damage. Similarly, McIntosh's Sentry Monitor improves the reliability and lifespan of MAC6700. Built-in Thermal Protection circuits guard against overheating. A mammoth power supply, patented gold-plated binding posts, and yes, of course – the iconic Blue Watt meters, black glass faceplate, and fiber-optic front-panel illumination – swing the balance further in favor of MAC6700. Our Money-Back Guarantee allows you to stop dreaming and start doing.
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.
Like None Other: Iconic Blue Watt Meters and Black Faceplates
The gentle glow of McIntosh's signature Blue Watt meters tells you that you own a legend – and that you made the right choice. Those soft blue lights convey comfort, coolness, and character. Known even to non-audiophiles, McIntosh's stylish meters also serve a practical purpose that guards against speaker damage. They're one of many unique elements distinctive to every McIntosh product. McIntosh's namesake black faceplates claim an equally famous pedigree. Whether 1/4-inch or 1/8-inch thick, every glass faceplate is cut with garnet dust to diminish friction and guarantee a perfect finish. The unrivaled appearance further owes to the application of 12 layers of paint and final examination by a white-gloved specialist. This combination of personal care, old-school values, and human involvement exemplifies what makes McIntosh different – and better.
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.