McIntosh Book Details
A fascinating history of an audio legend
Even though this book is published by McIntosh itself, it is as candidly revealing as any business history I have read from an independent publisher. 'McIntosh: for the love of music' is not a happy-slappy PR puff piece but a genuine history. Indeed, I found the behind-the-scenes business chapters to be absolute page-turners.
As we've come to expect from Ken Kessler projects, the production values are lavish. The cover and book and the book's entire color scheme reflect McIntosh's black-and-gold glass faceplates and blue meters. The photographs, photo editing and layout are fittingly world-class. There is even a bound-in gold ribbon for a bookmark. In addition to a foreword and introduction, there are 19 chapters of content, four appendices (including a timeline), an index a bibliography, and lists of McIntosh products by model number an name.
Well done. Highly recommended, even if your amplifier doesn't sport big blue meters.
Excerpts from book review by John Marks, Stereophile magazine
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By Ken Kessler
McIntosh Laboratory Inc., 2006
Hardcover, 12” by 12” by 1.25”, 315 pp.