ONCE in a lifetime, a product comes along that you absolutely need. For audiophiles, it’s finally here – the McIntosh LB200 Light Box. It doesn’t play audio, but we don’t need that, it’s a storage box in which you can hide away the ugly bits of your hi-fi system.
“Have you spent a lot of time creating a beautiful McIntosh home audio system only to have it tarnished with an unsightly cable or streaming box, satellite receiver, or other non-premium looking electronic components? Then the LB200 Light Box could be exactly what you need to enhance the look of your stereo system,” McIntosh Labs thoughtfully observes.
“The back of the LB200 is what makes it very unique. A removable panel provides access to a large 41 x 11.25 x 34.2cm storage compartment inside the LB200 where unattractive components can be placed to both declutter and beautify your home entertainment system.
“If something will not fit through this opening but will still fit inside the storage compartment, then the top can be easily removed to place the item in the LB200. Small, dedicated holes are included on the back to help with cable management fasteners.
“To control and operate the device(s) placed inside the LB200, an IR receiver kit is included and neatly installed inside the storage compartment. An extra wide IR sensor window on the front of the LB200 will receive the remote control commands and relay them through the receiver to the device(s) inside the LB200. In most cases RF and Wi-Fi commands will be able to pass through the LB200 without any significant signal loss.”
Of course, the LB200 “proudly displays the illuminated McIntosh logo and Handcrafted In The USA Since 1949 statement as a badge of honour.” In fact, it is a thing of subliminal beauty even if you really have no use for it.
The LB200 retails for US$1,500 – undoubtedly a must-own for every McIntosh owner… and others too.