McIntosh House of Sound New York experience Centre opens

posted on Tuesday, 26th September 2023 by Steve May

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McIntosh Group has made a brand new start of it, in old New York, with the opening of a new experience centre. The House of Sound is a multi-story townhouse, dedicated to the group's brands and premium audio innovations.

Following in the wake of its first iteration, the World of McIntosh townhouse, the new House of Sound serves is an experiential showroom featuring the latest designs in cutting-edge audio technology across the McIntosh Group portfolio, including McIntosh, Sonus faber, Rotel, Pro-ject Audio Systems, and Sumiko Phono.

Other brands which have contributed to the experience include USM, Alpange, Sony, Kaleidescape, Screen Research, Roon Labs, Abyss, HRS, and Audioquest. It’s a veritable hub for music, art, and design

The 11,000 square foot townhouse spotlights an array of McIntosh’s most premium audio equipment, offering several listening spaces. There’s a state-of-the-art home cinema, an extensive vinyl library, two smaller listening rooms, two open reference listening areas, terraces, and a rooftop.

Each space has been meticulously designed to ignite ‘a symphonic journey of uncompromising and precisely calibrated sound.’

Visitors have the opportunity to experience premium McIntosh amplifiers, Sonus faber speakers, Pro-Ject turntables, and classic Rotel electronics. There’s even a Jeep Grand Wagoneer. powered by the McIntosh MX1375 entertainment system.

Furniture throughout the House of Sound has been provided by Baxter, the luxurious Italian furnishing company known for its contemporary reinterpretation of furniture design.

Custom cabinetry has been supplied by USM, the sustainable, Swiss modular furniture brand,with stands tailored to accommodate all McIntosh and Rotel components have been provided by HRS.

The multi-story townhouse will also be the home of the revolutionary digital piano engineered to achieve the utmost purity, balance and harmonic richness from Alpange.

The Home Theatre boasts 4k laser projectors from Sony, a Kaleidescape movie player, and a screen from Screen Research.

The House of Sound’s extensive digital music library is powered by Roon Labs. Visitors can also try out luxury performance headphones supplied by Abyss Headphones.

“We created the House of Sound to bring to life McIntosh Group’s core design principles across high-end sound, versatility, and longevity for not only our tried-and-true brand fans but also as a way to convert music and film lovers into audio-enthusiasts,” said Daniel Pidgeon, CEO of McIntosh Group. “There’s something about closing your eyes and indulging in pristine sound that sticks with you. We hope through our immersive product experience hub, we can create that spark for people that makes them want to invest in premium audio equipment.”

The House of Sound can be found at 357 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011. It’s accessible exclusively through pre-scheduled personal tours, which can be requested by visiting houseofsoundnyc.com.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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