- Written by Staff
- Published on 04 September 2008
Report from Piero Gabucci
The family of D&M Holdings was in full contingent with new products from Marantz, Denon, Escient, McIntosh, Snell and Boston Acoustics.
McIntosh is showing their new SACD player, the MCD500 boasting four DACs per channel. Balanced and unbalanced inputs/outputs with digital inputs allow connectivity to other Mac products removing the need for an outboard pre-amp. At $6,500 this will be a hot product for McIntosh â€“ yes people still listen to SACD.
160 pounds later, the new MC303 is McIntoshâ€™s first multi-channel amplifier, with 3-channels.
Also new the MPC1500 power controller for the McIntosh user to integrate spike protection, AC isolation and line â€œnoiseâ€ all for $4,500.
And to celebrate the 60 year anniversary, McIntosh has developed a table top CD player, with tuner, satellite speakers with 4 Â½â€ drivers.
The smaller brother to the XRT1K array speaker, McIntosh demonstrated the potential of this â€œunder $20,000â€ per pair speaker. A compliment of tweeters and 3-8â€ woofers created a fully dynamic range.
Escient has developed the Vision Series of music and movie servers with capabilities to store and manage 100, 200, and 600 movies. Along with movies, music and photo storage and display is safe with redundant hard drives.Combined with an excellent GUI and Rhapsody, the online music service, the Vision Series will serve multi-rooms.
More coming from D&M....