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December 9, 2009 at 12:05 PM

Presenting the Medina boombox: It’s a Mc, not a Mac

No, the swankiest new MP3 player on the market isn’t from the Macintosh company.

It’s from McIntosh Laboratory, the ultra-posh maker of audiophile stereo components.

Today the company announced the MXA60 Integrated Audio System, its first foray into the realm of lowly combo stereo units.

The MXA60 has CD/SACD/MP3 player, AM/FM/RBDS radio, 75-watt-per-channel amplifier, two-way speakers and vacuum tube preamplifier “that packs all the legendary McIntosh sound into a smaller package,” the release said.

All for only $7,500.

A small price for a system that “presents the listener with an engaging, palpable sense of realism.”

Anyone who pays $7,500 for a desktop stereo needs a dose of realism.

But it does look cool:

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