McIntosh Legends

Over the years, many famous musicians, recording artists and producers have selected McIntosh audio systems for their sound quality. The loyalty from the music community began in the 1960s era of rock and roll.

Several of our brand ambassadors have shared their experience and passion for McIntosh which has often spanned across decades. At McIntosh, we care about the satisfaction we bring and the product experience of all our customers. We invite you to share your stories with us and the world on our Facebook page.

  • Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead is pictured in his studio with his McIntosh gear. Bob has enjoyed McIntosh in his home and on stage throughout his career.
  • Ralph Johnson, founding member and drummer of iconic Earth, Wind and Fire, has a tremendous passion for McIntosh. He has fond memories of his first experience with the brand.
  • The Grateful Dead unveiled the “Wall of Sound” on March 23, 1974 at the San Francisco Cow Palace. A total of 48 McIntosh MC2300 amplifiers - delivering 28,800 Watts of power - was used in this groundbreaking sound system.
  • Tony Visconti, legendary music producer, hosted a "Curation of Music" where he played music some of his most famous recordings from his own personal vinyl collection. He also talks about his love of the McIntosh sound and performance.
  • In 1969 McIntosh amplifiers power Woodstock, a pivotal moment in music history. Three days of peace, love and music where experienced by the hundreds of thousands who attended.
  • Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys with McIntosh MC240 mastering Pet Sounds in 1966, one of the most iconic albums of all time. Wouldn't it be nice if we could all make such amazing music?