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What is a component audio system?

The McIntosh audio system is a stereo system that uses two speakers or a multi-channel system using 3 to 12 speakers. Components are the individual units that individually will offer the highest performance and fidelity possible. Connecting the various components into a complete system of source components, control center, amplifiers, and speakers will deliver the best possible sound.

What is a source unit?

What is the difference between an amp, preamp and integrated amp?

Why does McIntosh use meters?

What is the McIntosh output autoformer®?

What is the McIntosh Power Assurance System?

What is Quad Differential and why do I need it?

What is electromagnetic switching?

What is the difference between tube and solid state McIntosh gear?

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