Welcome to the family of McIntosh owners. This is the Warranty for your new McIntosh Loudspeaker Product (the “Speaker”). Your Speaker has been designed to give many years of trouble-free performance. Nonetheless, failures do sometimes occur even with equipment as well-built as McIntosh’s. Therefore, please read this Warranty carefully, because it contains rights, as well as limitations, exclusions, and obligations, which in the event of such a failure may be very important to you. If after reading it thoroughly, you have any questions about the Warranty, please do not hesitate to write or telephone McIntosh at the address or phone number shown on the back of this warranty. Please note that this is the only Warranty which McIntosh provides for your Speaker, and that no one, including your dealer, has any authority to either modify or expand upon this Warranty. If your dealer has offered or made any warranties or representations concerning the Speaker which differ from those contained in this Warranty, they are strictly between you and the dealer, and will neither be binding upon McIntosh nor change any of the provisions in this Warranty. Please also note, that if your Speaker ever does require Warranty service, obtaining such service will be much easier if you have completed and returned the enclosed Warranty Registration Card. So please take a minute to fill out and return the Registration Card now, before you become too distracted by the great sounds coming from your new McIntosh Speaker!
Scope and Duration of Warranty
Subject to the terms and conditions stated below, McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. (“McIntosh”) warrants to the original owner that this Speaker shall be free from defects in workmanship or materials for a term of five (5) years from the date when it was purchased from an Authorized McIntosh Dealer. Provided, further, that where required by state law applicable at the time of purchase, instead of commencing on the date of purchase the foregoing warranties shall commence on the date specified in such law.
Limitations on Persons and Speakers Covered by this Warranty
This Warranty and all rights provided here under are limited to the original owner. In the event that the original owner transfers ownership of the Speaker prior to expiration of the five-(5) year term, this Warranty shall terminate in its entirety upon the date of such transfer. In addition, McIntosh does not warrant in any way Speakers which are purchased from anyone who is not an Authorized McIntosh Dealer, or which have had their Serial Numbers altered or defaced. Therefore this Warranty is void and inapplicable if this Speaker has been purchased from someone other than an Authorized McIntosh Dealer, or has had its original Serial Numbers altered or defaced.
McIntosh directly warrants all Products which are purchased in the United States or Canada, and Warranty only applies while such Products are used in the United States or Canada. Products purchased outside the United States or Canada, used outside the United States or Canada, and failures occurring outside the United States or Canada, are covered under separate warranty terms as determined by the Authorized McIntosh Distributor in the applicable country. Questions regarding the availability and scope of warranty coverage in such situations should be directed to the Authorized McIntosh Distributor in the applicable country.
What McIntosh will do under the Warranty
In the event of any defect covered by this Warranty, McIntosh shall without charge provide all parts, materials, and labor necessary to restore the Speaker to its original specifications. After repair, McIntosh shall return the Speaker to its owner at the owner’s expense. In the alternative, McIntosh may at its sole option either replace the Speaker without charge, or if replacement is not commercially practicable or repair or replacement cannot be accomplished within a reasonable time, McIntosh may refund the purchase price of the Speaker, subject where appropriate to reasonable depreciation for actual use in accordance with applicable laws, in full satisfaction of its warranty obligations. McIntosh or its Authorized Service Agency will undertake to complete the repair and return of the Speaker as soon as circumstances permit, unless prevented by causes beyond their reasonable control.
Limitations on McIntosh’s Obligations under the Warranty
McIntosh’s sole Obligation under this Warranty shall be to repair or replace the Speaker, or at its option refund the purchase price, as provided for hereinabove. McIntosh does not warrant against, nor shall it be liable for, any of the following: removal or installation charges; shipping expenses either to or from McIntosh or its Authorized Service Agency; loss of use; property damage of any kind; or other incidental or consequential damages or losses of any kind.
Note: Some states do not allow exclusion or limitation of consequential damages, so the foregoing exclusions may not apply to you.
Parts and Occurrences that are not Covered by the Warranty
This Warranty does not cover any of the following: (a) glass panels, cabinetry, trim, or other appearance items (except where they are defective at the time of original sale and the Speaker is delivered for repair within the first thirty (30) days thereafter); (b) batteries, or damage to the Speaker caused by failure of batteries; (c) failures arising from accident, catastrophe, misuse, neglect, or failure to properly connect and operate the Speaker in accordance with the accompanying instructions; (d) failures arising from improper installation or removal of the Speaker; or (e) failures arising from any tampering, alteration, or attempted servicing of the Speaker by anyone other than McIntosh or an Authorized McIntosh Service Agency; and McIntosh shall have no liability or obligation of any kind with respect to any of the foregoing types of failures.
What the Owner must do to obtain service under this Warranty
To obtain service under this Warranty, the owner must at the owner’s expense arrange for any necessary de-installation of the Speaker, and deliver or ship the Speaker to McIntosh at the address below, or to an Authorized McIntosh Service Agency, properly packaged, prepaid, and insured at the owner’s expense. In addition, the owner must provide evidence that the Speaker is at the time of delivery within the scope of his Warranty, by either having completed and submitted to McIntosh on a timely basis the accompanying Warranty Registration Card, or by including the original sales receipt (photocopies are not acceptable) with the Speaker when it is delivered for repair.
What the Owner must Pay For
As noted above, the owner must pay any expense of removing the Speaker from its installation, and must pay any expenses for delivery of the Speaker to McIntosh or the Authorized McIntosh Service Agency. Upon return of the Speaker to the owner following repair, it shall be the owner’s responsibility to pay for the shipping charges incurred in return of the Speaker, as well as to arrange and pay for any re-installation which may be required. In addition, it shall be the owner’s obligation to pay for any repairs made to any Speaker for which the owner has neither completed and submitted the Warranty Registration Card at the time of purchase nor included the original sales receipt with the Speaker when delivered for service, at McIntosh’s or its Authorized Service Agency’s then-current repair rates.
How to learn where the nearest Authorized McIntosh Service Agency is, or obtain answers to other questions concerning this Warranty
In order to learn the name and address of the nearest Authorized McIntosh Service Agency, obtain instructions for shipment of a covered Speaker to McIntosh, or obtain the answers to any other questions you may have concerning this Warranty, you may telephone McIntosh’s Customer Service Department between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, at +1-888-979-3737 (or +1-607-723-3512) or write to McIntosh at 2 Chambers Street, Binghamton, New York 13903-2699, Attention: Customer Service Department or visit the “Contact Us” area of the McIntosh Web Site at www.mcintoshlabs.com.
Note: This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.