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Product Review: McIntosh's MTI100 Integrated Turntable Product Review: McIntosh's MTI100 Integrated Turntable

McIntosh Audio Brings the Perfect Mix of Convenience and Performance

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Very few companies have the prestige and history of McIntosh audio, which is celebrating its 70th year in business in 2019. Every product release from the company is a significant event in the music enthusiast community, and its brand-new integrated turntable is no exception.

The new Mcintosh MTI100 includes McIntosh’s prestigious engineering, a vacuum tube amplifier, a phono-preamplifier, amplifier, Bluetooth receiver and turntable all in a one-of-a-kind solution. It’s the ideal product to begin building a high-end McIntosh audio system in your home in the Roswell or Metro Atlanta area, even if you have limited space in your chosen listening room.

How to Rekindle Your Passion for Music With High-Fidelity Audio How to Rekindle Your Passion for Music With High-Fidelity Audio

Experience the High-Fidelity Sound and Style of Vinyl

With the advent of the CDs and digital music in the 1980s, everyone predicted that vinyl records would go the way of the dinosaur. In fact, with the convenience and longevity of CDs, vinyl records almost did disappear. The next phase of digital technology, the download, begat the iPod and “30,000 songs in your pocket.” The incredible convenience of digital music stored on a portable computer or player made it easy to take all your music anywhere. With streaming music from the cloud, the cycle was virtually complete. You didn’t even have to take your music with you; 40 million tracks are instantly available from the cloud. How many vinyl records can you carry?

The only problem with digital music is that it took away from the physical and focused experience of listening to music. There’s no way to make a playlist out of several records (short of tape or digital recording), so part of the magic of vinyl is listening to an album all the way through, with no skipping, in the order that the artist wanted it. Add to that the tactile experience of reading the liner notes, and the unique photography or custom artwork on the album cover, and the listening experience harkens back to a different time when the world moved much slower.

It seems that the vinyl experience is experiencing a resurgence, and what’s more, a younger generation that grew up in the age of the iPod is buying into it too. At a time when big box stores like Best Buy are ending CD sales, vinyl record sales are up 19% over 2017.

Vinyl isn’t going anywhere. It’s a great way to rekindle your love of music, rediscover old favorites or listen to new ones with the warm, pleasing sound that vinyl uniquely delivers. Along that line, it’s not too late to upgrade the high-fidelity audio setup in your Atlanta home this holiday season with some stylish equipment that will be the envy of your friends.