I guess it’s a good idea for those who want the vinyl experience but not have to deal with all the hassle that goes with it, for us on here don’t think it would appeal. We are already in deep and like to put a system together ourselves.
I don’t see this unit being cheap, but it would be cheaper with regards to space and time it would cost you to put together all that is needed to make it up with separates.
I'd be worried about touching the tube cages, getting burned (or just afraid I might be burned), and trashing the tonearm and/or stylus. The green McIntosh glow is cool, but to me they look like somebody in marketing said "Hey, let's add some tubes, and make sure they are visible!" so they got slapped on. They just don't look like they fit (aesthetically) to me.
This is a little comical for me...as it brings back memories of 50 years ago when I and a friend went System shopping. House of Music was a Mac dealer and I helped him pick out a Mac 1900 receiver,Dual Turntable and Hersey Speakers.
Seems to me technology in reverse except for the price.
To me it doesn’t make any sense.... a bastard child.
This one doesn't come with the speakers.
I question its overall integrity in the face of pure analog audiophiles.
But it don't truly matter for a business standing point; what demand is there a new product is in the offering. Is it for you? How would I know that, I'm only me. ...And it's not for me, but maybe for the kids or grand kids ... it depends, what kind of DAC implementation and class of amp and preamp and headphone amp and ... The Swiss army knife of turntables.
You are in the right place. Or students that are independent financially.
* To attract the new young generation of analog and digital audiophiles in one package.
No more fights but the music playing. McIntosh is into something good here, I think.
The concept, the idea, the product is sounds.
Why possibly corrupt the cartridge signal with a D series amplifier and a phono amp. If I was given this item I would ground it with a 00 gauge cable....anyway I ground the p^*s out of everything thing in my system signal path.....lmao
You are 100% correct Roger. Why contaminate the fragile cartridge and tonearm, the delicate analog signal with proximity electronics that create buzzing, distortion, humming, etc.?
Probably because the young generation of audiophiles is not concerned as us the old generation is? Probably because there is a demand for such product? Probably for the glowing green tube glamouring factor next right to where you just don't want it?