McIntosh Teaches Its 50-Year-Old Tube Amp a Few New Tricks

Audiophiles love tube amps because of the warm, full sound they provide. But the vacuum tubes wear out, and generally requires a specialized, increasingly rare, technician to diagnose which ones are bad. High-end audio manufacturer McIntosh say their redesigned MC275 tube amp remedies part of that problem. » 10/07/11 6:20pm 10/07/11 6:20pm

Jackson Pollock's Hi-Fi Was Paint-Splattered Too, Played Loud

Over at The Audiophiliac they're running a story about a visit to the house where abstract painter Jackson Pollock used to live with wife Lee Krasner. Apparently the guy had a pretty cool hi-fi: a Bogun DB-20 tube amp, a Crown turntable and speakers built into a stairwell. Audiophiliac's Steve notes that the door… » 7/02/08 11:30am 7/02/08 11:30am