Audiophiles love tube amps because of the warm, full sound they provide. But the vacuum tubes wear out, and generally requires a specialised, increasingly-rare breed of technician to diagnose which ones are bad. High-end audio manufacturer McIntosh say their redesigned MC275 tube amp remedies part of that problem.
Many audiophiles drool over McIntosh gear and probably won’t think too much about spending $US7,500 on this vacuum tube preamplifer-powered, CD/SACD/MP3 player-toting MXA60 integrated audio system. I can’t even blame them. It probably sounds as great as it looks.