04.24.2012 | News

McIntosh Open Grateful Dead Exhibit at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Cleveland, OH, April 11, 2012 - Former 'Dead' drummer, Mickey Hart, took part in the exclusive McIntosh reception for the "Grateful Dead: The Long, Strange Trip" exhibition at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH.

In 1969, McIntosh engineers were instrumental in creating the sound system the Dead and other groups utilized at Woodstock. In 1974, McIntosh created the Dead's legendary "Wall of Sound" - a mega stage system that utilized 28,800 watts of McIntosh amplifiers power. This system paved the way for today's stadium-size audio systems and home theater systems and helped raise audiences' expectations of sound quality at concerts. Photos by Laura Blake.

Be sure to check out an All Access - The Story of Rock video telling how McIntosh helped save a 1973 Grateful Dead concert, as well as McIntosh honoring the 2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame performing inductees.

Ellis Reid, McIntosh Integrated Marketing Manager; Howard Kramer, Curatorial Director of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Charlie Randall, McIntosh President; Mickey Hart; Terry Stewart, President and CEO of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The Dead and McIntosh together again.

A stack of three McIntosh MC2300 power amps from the famed Wall of Sound. On loan from the Dead's collection, they will remain on display for the duration of the exhibit.

Charlie Randall, McIntosh President, showing Mickey Hart the McIntosh Clock and "... for the love of the music..." McIntosh History Book 

Mickey Hart turning up the McIntosh C50 Preamp

Mickey Hart with the McIntosh SOHO II Collection

Mickey Hart addresses the crowd before his performance