McIntosh ...For the Love of Music... (Hardcover Book)

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... For the Love of Music...

The complete and authorized history of McIntosh presented on over 300 pages with hundreds of beautiful photographs and exclusive interviews with past and present employees. Reminisce with early McIntosh icons such as Sidney A. Corderman and Maurice Painchaud, as well as learning about the modern day McIntosh with current president, Charlie Randall. Everything you ever wanted to know about McIntosh is here – a must have for every true McIntosh enthusiast! Written by Ken Kessler, no stranger to the world of Hi-Fi audio journalism, whose articles have appeared in over 130 magazines and newspapers in more than 20 countries.

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  • Complete authorized history of McIntosh

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  • Copy of "... For the Love of Music..."

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Customer Reviews for McIntosh ...For the Love of Music... (Hardcover Book)

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McIntosh...for the Love of Music Book
Book arrived on time and in perfect condition.
September 28, 2021
Purchased
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Must have for any McIntosh fan, or anyone interested in Hi-Fi history
Great book. Though a bit pricey, the binding, photography and text are all first - rate. Being a McIntosh fan and owner, this was a no-brainer for me. The text is very well written with many interviews with the folks who made McIntosh one of the most prestigious brands in audio worldwide. Many interesting sidebars related to specific product development and the engineers who brought McIntosh to the forefront of high-end audio.

Many folks either are not aware of the history here, or have lost sight of the fact that this company is named McIntosh LABORATORIES for a reason. Unlike many other audio brands, this is very much an engineering based company. Its founders were audio engineers, and the majority of the company officers to this day(nearly 73 years later) are still audio engineers. Charles Randall, the current president was very active in product development and engineering prior to his ascension to president.

The company owns and has on site it's own anechoic, reverberant, and EMF chambers. Its engineering department includes mechanical, electronic, acoustical, software, and industrial design departments. McIntosh design and build quality is second to none in their field.

This is a vertically oriented company, which is also described in the text. Their products are built virtually entirely in-house in Binghampton, NY. Sheetmetal, paint, powder coating, PCB population, transformer winding, glass cutting and coating - all done in house by McIntosh employees(many of whom have been there for decades). Numerous QC tests at all stages of production. McIntosh products are expensive, but there is good reason for it.

My only criticism of the book is that it apparently was published in 2006, so it only covers up through 2005. Much has happened since then. It would be nice to see an amended revised edition released. Nonetheless, this is a fine book for both the McIntosh fan as well as anyone interested in the history of hi-fi sound reproduction. Highly recommended.
August 28, 2021
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Wonderful book!
Wonderful book! Well-written and detailed account of the McIntosh story, with fantastic pictures. Add to that, the service from World Wide Stereo was was top-notch. It is expensive, but no more than other books of this quality and size.
July 31, 2021
Purchased
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome book
Great price, quick shipping. Thank you!
May 3, 2021
Purchased
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
McIntosh “...for the love of music...” by Ken Kessler
Great book on a legendary industry icon. Very tastefully done. A must have for any McIntosh fan.
April 2, 2021
Purchased
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
mcintosh history book
A must have for any Mac fan!!! Well written and superbly illustrated history of the company and the men who made it. A great read for all Mac buffs.
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July 6, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Thank you for your amazing service!
June 2, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
McIntosh ... For the Love of Music... (Hardcover Book)
This superb book was promptly shipped. Both the history of the brand, and the gorgeous photos make for a compelling read. Highly recommend.
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May 14, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Mcintosh for life.
The book was a nice touch to add to the rest of my Mcintosh gear.
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March 28, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Hi my dad was a Mcintosh dealer ( Arrow Audio ) in NYC in the 60-70’s and he liked the book !
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April 3, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago

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My husband sold McIntosh Stereos in the 70-80s...has a significant collection of Mc Stereo equipment...loves it and it's my 40th wedding anniversary present to him!!
Sharon C on Sep 7, 2021
I'm very interested in the history of home audio -- particularly from the 1960s and 1970s (the early heyday of stereo), and am the proud owner of several McIntosh pieces, including vintage separates (C28 & MC 2505) and some MAC receivers: 1700, 1900, and 4100.
Jim E on Jan 18, 2021
My husband sold McIntosh Stereos in the 70-80s...has a significant collection of Mc Stereo equipment...loves it and it's my 40th wedding anniversary present to him!!
Sharon C on Sep 7, 2021
I'm a life-long fan of McIntosh audio products.
Jeff F on Aug 5, 2021
I'm very interested in the history of home audio -- particularly from the 1960s and 1970s (the early heyday of stereo), and am the proud owner of several McIntosh pieces, including vintage separates (C28 & MC 2505) and some MAC receivers: 1700, 1900, and 4100.
Jim E on Jan 18, 2021
McIntosh user
Anthony C on Aug 8, 2020
I used to work a McIntosh Labs in Binghamton, NY during the early 1970s.
Leonard B on Jul 5, 2019
I used to work at McIntosh Labs. Inc. in Binghamton, NY And was very impressed with their work ethics and their quality products.
Leonard B on Jul 3, 2019
Been an avid collector of vintage McIntosh gear for years! Looking forward to learning more about the company and their equipment.
Phread C on Mar 12, 2019
It's a gift for someone who loves McIntosh.
chris e on Dec 8, 2018
reasonable price
nick v on Oct 30, 2018
Long time(40+years) McIntosh owner.
Gale H on Aug 19, 2018
I'm a life-long fan of McIntosh audio products.
Jeff F on Aug 5, 2021
McIntosh user
Anthony C on Aug 8, 2020
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