If you can get past their aggressive black-and-neon-green styling and the odd decision to use Olde English font, you might come to realize that McIntosh makes some of the best audio equipment on the market. And they’ve just added another category-topping offering to their catalogue in the MTI100 Integrated Turntable.
This all-in-one turntable — meaning it has both a built-in vacuum-tube preamp and power amplifier — is meant to be the centerpiece of your audio system. And it deserves the spot, too, with its analogue and digital inputs, Bluetooth connectivity, speaker and headphone outputs, seven-pound vibration-reducing machined aluminum platter, solid aluminum tonearm that sits on a vibration-reducing combination of metal and glass … you get the point. And the cherry on top of the cake is the included Sumiko Olympia Moving Magnet cartridge, boasting superb dynamism and frequency response. But all that hi-fi goodness comes at quite a cost — $6,500, to be exact.