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Tube amps have long been praised for their natural, warm sound, and now you can get that classic sound and treatment in a modern package with the McIntosh 50th Anniversary MC275 Tube Amplifier ($6,500).
Sporting a gold-toned chassis, this limited edition MC275 merges the classic 1961 tube circuit design of the original with modern niceties like a multi-colored LED readout, a high-speed sentry monitor circuit to automatically turn the amp off should a tube wear out, and power control input and output.
Coming to an impressive hi-fi setup near you — complete with commemorative book and packaging — in December.