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McIntosh Celebrates 60 Years With $15K Audiophile 'Classic System'

Back in the analog days, dads across the land would come home after a long day at work and spend hours fiddling with their high-end audio equipment, attempting to coax the perfect sound from their vinyl collection.

To celebrate 60 years in the high-end audio business, McIntosh has released updated versions of two classic stereo components from the 1960s, the MC75 tube amplifier and the C22 pre-amp. If you really need that oh-so-rich sound that only a tube-based system can create, you should probably order now; only 120 of these "Classic Systems" will be sold in the U.S. In tribute to another bygone era--those pre-recessionary days of luxury spending--McIntosh's vintage redux is priced at a cool $15,000.

Hit up this photo gallery for more pics from the recent unveiling of these neo-classical hi-fi systems, as well as a showing of other retro-cool McIntosh components from.

McIntosh systems have always had a distinctly retro look and feel, and these upgraded models are styled on audio products released decades ago; the new MC75 was modeled after the 1961 version, while the C22 draws from the original 1962 preamp. Although the '60th Anniversary' logo could have been applied a bit more tastefully, vinyl heads with cash to blow need look no further.

For closeups and pictures of the different components of the "Classic System," check out the gallery below. No iPod dock or HDMI in sight, but the McIntosh system does include a remote. Just imagine: You can change the volume without getting up from your seat!


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