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.
This new McIntosh LB200 Light Box retails for only $1,500! WOW! For Mc Gear! And guess what’s inside? NOTHING! No really. NOTHING! This is messed up. Really messed up. “Have you spent a lot of time creating a beautiful McIntosh system ONLY TO HAVE IT TARNISHED BY A NON PREMIUM COMPONENT?” Are you kidding me? Now if this were $199, or better yet a GIVE AWAY with Mc systems, YES! I know how Mc lovers love big racks full of stuff with the logo and the meters. The more the merrier at that point.
But $1,500 for this thing, really? I could see if they brought back the neon McIntosh clock that used to hang in dealers for say, $300 – $500. That would have been cool. The LB200 doesn’t even tell the time! It just has the McIntosh logo on it. That’s it. “Handcrafted in the USA with US AND IMPORTED PARTS.” So basically, they are buying the front face plate with the LED assembly for three dollars in China, and taking the casework they already are building for standard sized Mc components. What a JOKE!
Give credit where credit is due. The two paragraphs above are lifted directly from Tone Audio and likely written by its editor, Jeff Dorgay. Jeff may be displeased.
Dear BradleyP: Your accusation is a false one. The Tone Audio piece is not at all identical. You owe this publication an apology.
Readers can verify for themselves: https://www.tonepublications.com/industry-news/a-box-of-nothing-from-mcintosh/
Putting the “tosh” into McIntosh
“tosh”: sheer nonsense Source: Miriam Webster Dictionary
Isn’t about “3 months” late for an April PR Fools stunt?!?!?!?
Supply chain must have delayed this release ;)!
This may be the stupidest most arrogant thing that any audio manufacturer has ever produced. It’s the Emperor’s New Component, like the Emperor’s New Clothes. The intention is to make money without research and development, and the priority is to screw the consumer.
This is the ultimate example of the Emperor’s New Clothes. A fool and his money are easily parted. The fact that any serious publication would promote this without criticism just adds to the pretentiousness
Is this from ‘The Onion’? ‘Babylon Bee’?