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The McIntosh Laboratory and Grateful Dead Legacy Keeps On Truckin
McIntosh has played an integral role in the quality of sound reproduction demanded by the Grateful Dead practically since the band's founding.
By: Christina Colon
In 1974, the Grateful Dead unveiled what they fondly called their “Wall of Sound” – a mega stage system that utilized 48 MC2300 amplifiers (http://www.mcintoshlabs.com/
McIntosh President Charlie Randall noted: “McIntosh is deeply rooted in American music history, and a huge part of that history is the Grateful Dead. Like the members of the band, our brand has always recognized the importance of sound quality. We are proud not only to sponsor this exhibition, but also to have played a part in the band’s history. It’s an even bigger honor to have McIntosh artifacts included in the exhibit. From the sound system at Woodstock to the ‘Wall of Sound’ created especially for the Grateful Dead, McIntosh was at the very heart of an audio revolution that literally changed the way musicians played live concerts – and the way audiences enjoy them.”
The Grateful Dead: The Long, Strange Trip exhibit will include three McIntosh MC2300 amplifiers from the band’s personal collection, finished and working manuscripts for classic songs, an unprecedented collection of original album cover artwork, as well as numerous instruments used by the Dead over the years. Additionally, McIntosh is providing the museum with its world-class McIntosh’s SOHO Collection to showcase the premium craftsmanship and aesthetic that the brand is known for.
Even though the Grateful Dead formally disbanded in 1995, the band lives on as one of rock and roll’s brightest lights and most profound influences. Handcrafting its gear in upstate Binghamton, NY, McIntosh is proud to continue its own legacy as a world renowned American audio company and continues to be the gear of choice for music legends of the past and present.
About McIntosh Laboratory
Since 1949, McIntosh Laboratory has been committed to excellence, innovation and quality. McIntosh continues to define the ultimate home entertainment experience for discriminating consumers around the world. Handcrafted in Binghamton, New York, its products deliver powerful performance and superlative engineering. The iconic “McIntosh Blue” Watt Meters have become the recognized symbol of quality audio globally. McIntosh systems are created to share music quality passion throughout generations. McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. is a D&M Holdings company. For more information visit www.mcintoshlabs.com, or join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/
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Since 1949, McIntosh Laboratory has been committed to excellence, innovation and quality. McIntosh continues to define the ultimate home entertainment experience for discriminating consumers around the world.