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McIntosh expands its Roon Tested offerings

McIntosh expands its Roon Tested offerings

Binghamton, New York, USA, November 21st, 2019: McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to announce that two more of its products have received Roon Tested designation from Roon Labs: the C53 Solid State Preamplifier and the C2700 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier, bringing the total number to 14.

McIntosh products started receiving Roon Tested status in March 2019; qualifying models include: C47, C49, C52, C53, C2600, C2700 and D1100 preamplifiers; MA5300, MA7200, MA8900 and MA9000 integrated amplifiers; MAC7200 receiver; MHA150 headphone amplifier and the MXA80 Integrated Audio System.

All Roon Tested models utilise McIntosh’s powerful eight-channel, 32-bit digital-to-analogue converter (DAC), used in Quad Balanced mode. The DAC’s coaxial and optical inputs decode up to 24-bit/192kHz; the USB inputs accept even higher PCM signals of up to 32-bit/384kHz and offer support for DSD256 and DXD 384kHz. The C53 and C2700 use the newer, recently announced DA2 DAC, with improved dynamic range and total harmonic distortion, plus support for DSD512 via USB.

Products designated as Roon Tested have been profiled and tested by both Roon and McIntosh for maximum compatibility. Roon will recognise these devices and send them audio optimised for their capabilities. The device settings in Roon are optimised to improve the customer experience; no fiddling with checkboxes or dropdowns, Roon Tested devices are automatically identified and configured out of the box.

Roon is a rich and engaging way to browse, organise and listen to music. Artist photos, credits, bios, reviews, lyrics, tour dates and composers are located automatically, then interconnected by links to build a surfable digital magazine. Roon is also a multi-room, multi-user networked audio platform; it offers features such as bit-perfect playback, DSD and PCM upsampling, multichannel support and Signal Path display.

How to get started

New users will need to create a Roon account, then download and install the application. Existing Roon users can trigger their system to acquire the McIntosh device icons and optimised settings by restarting their Roon Core. Then they can use the Identify My Device feature in Device Settings to apply the new information.

 

Press contact

Dan George

+44(0)7899 808918

dan@dangeorgecommunications.com

About Roon

Roon software provides an unrivalled user experience that is made for music lovers. It offers best in class audio performance and seamless integration of local personal content with the 40 million track library of TIDAL. More than just a music player, Roon is a cross-platform networked music system, with server apps for Mac, Windows, and Linux; Control apps for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android; and networked audio Output to any Roon Ready, AirPlay™, Sonos, Mac, Windows, iOS, or Android device on the network. Learn more at www.roonlabs.com.

About McIntosh

Founded in 1949, McIntosh Laboratory is known for offering distinguished quality audio products, superior customer service and the ultimate experience in music and film. All McIntosh products are handcrafted at the Binghamton, NY factory by over 150 employees with a passion for music and the McIntosh heritage. McIntosh continues to define the ultimate home entertainment experience for discerning consumers around the world, with the iconic McIntosh Blue Watt Meters, globally recognised as a symbol of quality audio. 

Since its inception, McIntosh has been powering some of the most important moments in music history and pop culture. From President Lyndon Johnson’s inauguration speech, to Woodstock, to the famous Grateful Dead ‘Wall of Sound’, McIntosh has not only witnessed history, it has also shaped it. With McIntosh, customers have the ability to create their own premium audio experience – and truly live their music. Visit mcintoshlabs.com to learn more.

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