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The McIntosh McAire integrated audio system delivers the legendary McIntosh look and sound quality in a compact size. Built in AirPlay® allows you to wirelessly stream music via your Wi-Fi network* from your Mac or PC based iTunes® library, as well as music stored on your iPad,® iPhone® or iPod touch.® Utilizing a USB cable, iPod classic and select iPod nanos can also be connected (see Specifications for complete list of compatible Apple devices).

"The Wi-Fi stereo of the gods" - Rolling Stone

"Suffice it to say the McAire really rocks... This thing fills the room with sound!" - Tone Audio

Featuring two 4” woofers, two 2” midranges and two ¾” tweeters, the McAire can breathe new life into your digital library; depending on your previous iTunes playback device, the McAire may be like hearing your music again for the first time. To meet your room aesthetics or personal preference, the speaker grilles are easily removed to expose the midranges and tweeters.

"...the most impressive aspect of the McAire is the way, like any good sound system, it plays back tracks the way they were recorded and meant to sound... So far, it's the best all-in-one, out-of-the-box audiophile experience for iTunes we've tried." - Men's Journal

"Compact music docks are rarely used for anything but background music, but the McIntosh McAire has the power and precision to take center stage." - Robb Report​

USB docking is available for all day playback and charging, with song selection and volume handled by the included remote control. Computers, TVs and other sources may be quickly connected for full range, high fidelity sound.

The McAire "will blow the socks off any iPod dock we've ever tested" - Craft​ed

The McAire’s space saving design and room filling sound makes this system versatile enough to accommodate the audio needs of any room in your home.




*AirPlay requires iTunes 10.1 or later and iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 4.3.3 or later. To wirelessly stream music to the McAire, a wireless router is required. Router not included. iPhone shown with McIntosh AP1 Music Player. App available on the iTunes App Store. iPhone not included.

“Made for iPod” and “Made for iPhone” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod or iPhone respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod, or iPhone, may affect wireless performance.

AirPlay, the AirPlay logo, iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc.

Individual users are permitted to use iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, and iPod touch for private copy and playback of non-copyrighted contents and contents whose copy and playback is permitted by law. Copyright infringement is prohibited by law.



Electronic Specifications

Network Input

Wired RJ45, 10/100 Base-T; Wireless 802.11, WPA; Apple AirPlay

USB Input

Type A Connector with Host Mode Music Streaming; 1Amp Charging for iPhone and iPod

AUX Input

Input Sensitivity - 200mVRMS nominal; Maximum Input Signal - 2.2VRMS; Stereo RCA Connectors

Loudspeaker Specifications

System Driver Complement

Two 4 inch Woofers (dual acoustic ports); Two 2 inch Inverted Dome Midranges; Two 3/4 inch Dome Tweeters

Frequency Response

60Hz - 45kHz

Crossover Frequency


Enclosure Finish

High Gloss Black

Grille Finish

Black Knit Cloth

Grille Attachment


General Specifications

Power Requirements

Field AC Voltage conversion of the McAire is not possible. The McAire is factory configured for one of the following AC Voltages:
100V ~ 50/60Hz at 25 watts
110V ~ 50/60Hz at 25 watts
120V ~ 50/60Hz at 25 watts
220V ~ 50/60Hz at 25 watts
230V ~ 50/60Hz at 25 watts
240V ~ 50/60Hz at 25 watts
Standby: Less than 0.5 watt
Note: Refer to the rear panel of the McAire for the correct voltage.

Apple Compatibility

Compatible with the following devices with the latest Apple OS installed.

AirPlay Connection or USB Connection

iPod touch (4th generation)
iPod touch (3rd generation)
iPhone 4S
iPhone 4
iPhone 3GS

AirPlay Connection only

iPad 2
iPad New

USB Connection only

iPod classic
iPod nano (6th generation)
iPod nano (5th generation)

Weights & Dimensions

Dimensions (W x H x D)

19-3/8" (49.2cm) x 8" (20.3cm) (including wi-fi antenna in vertical position) x 17" (43.2cm) (including connectors and wi-fi antenna)


31 lbs (14 kg)

Shipping Weight

44 lbs (19.9 kg)

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