McIntosh LCR80 Loudspeaker
Flexible McIntosh LCR80 Performs as a Premium Two-Channel, Surround-Sound, or Center-Channel Loudspeaker: Produces Large Soundfields, Ample Spaciousness, and Engaging Depth
Designed to give you the best-possible listening experience no matter where you are sitting, the McIntosh LCR80 loudspeaker offers both a compact footprint and vivid sound whether it is used as a surround, center-channel, or two-channel loudspeaker when paired with a subwoofer. Voiced to perfectly match with McIntosh's XR50 and XR100 loudspeakers, the extra-flexible LCR80 can be placed horizontally or vertically, or easily be mounted on a wall and rotated up to 30 degrees to suit all needs. Not for nothing is LCR80 a reference-level surround and center-channel solution. Factor in three built-in protective devices in the crossover network, outstanding build quality, elegant cabinetry, and three gorgeous high-gloss finish options, and the U.S.A.-made LCR80 serves as the modest star of any home-theater or surround setup. The secrets to its performance lie with McIntosh's stellar engineering and design.
Producing vastly larger soundfields, spaciousness, and depth than its size would indicate, LCR80 distributes power across all the drivers – a three-quarter-inch titanium dome tweeter and pair of two-inch inverted titanium dome midrange drivers, all comprised of neodymium-iron-boron alloy with the highest flux density per unit of volume – to generate increased power handling and dramatically reduced distortion. The six-inch woofer features McIntosh's patented LD/HP technology, an advancement that significantly reduces distortion, increases efficiency, and improves control. A rear vent through the magnetic assembly leads to reference-level heat dissipation, while the die-cast basket is arrayed in a fashion that prevents displacement noise. In addition, a rigid, four-layer copper voice coil in the polypropylene cone serves as a near-perfect air piston. This speaker practically does it all – and does it to perfection. McIntosh's ironclad five-year warranty and Music Direct's Money-Back Guarantee handle the rest.
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.