But while these transformed the personal music-listening experience innovations to enhance corporate music appreciation, not at the opera or theater but at home, were also being introduced from at least the mid-20th century. From almost the beginnings of home theater systems has been one company - McIntosh. And it is still innovating; ensuring building home theaters becomes more wallet-friendly and simple.
McIntosh has unveiled its 2012 music product lineup with the highlights being the three new speakers and components that will help customers create, for a lower price in India than before, a McIntosh-based home theater system but still retaining the McIntosh quality, according to Charlie Randall, McIntosh President.
The products include a home theater preamp or processor, and the first 3D Blu-ray player that Mc Intosh has introduced. The preamp/processor would be one of the company's first products with AirPlay, while both the 3D Blu-ray player and the preamp/processor will be one of the first DLNA-certified products of Mc Intosh. A speaker tabletop system will also be an AirPlay-enabled product and it could perhaps be made available even before the preamp/processor.
The new components are the Blu-Ray/DVD/SACD player, the 7x200-watt amplifier and the preamp/processor. Randall claims that with these devices, users only have to spend around few lakhs of Rupees to set up a home theater. These new components will arrive at the market by January 2012, while the speakers should come in February.
The new Mc Intosh speaker series consist of a tower speaker available for a tentative price in India of less than Rs 5, 00,000 per pair which is half the present opening price in India.