McIntosh MC3500 Vacuum Tube Amplifier Wins Stereo Sound 2022 Grand Prix Award
McIntosh is honored to receive a Stereo Sound 2022 Grand Prix Award for our MC3500 Mk II Vacuum Tube Amplifier, which is inspired by our original 1968-71 MC3500 that powered Woodstock. Stereo Sound's Grand Prix Award has been recognized to be the most prestigious award for high-end audio products in Japan - and indeed the world.
An original McIntosh MC3500 Vacuum Tube Amplifier (left) and a MC3500 Mk II Vacuum Tube Amplifier.
Selection criteria includes not only excellent sound quality but also product originality, innovation, fit and finish, reliability and safety among others. All selections are based on Stereo Sound's founding principle that "Audio products are not sufficient by only sounding good, it must also be comprehensively superior."
The MC3500 joins the list of our previous Grand Prix Award winners consisting of the C1100 Preamplifier, MC1.25KW, MC611, MC2152, MC601, and MC501 Amplifiers, and the MA12000, MA9000, MA7000 and MA2275 Integrated Amplifiers. We humbly thank Stereo Sound for all of these awards.
(Stereo Sound / December 2022)