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McIntosh has launched its new AS125 and AS901 amplifier stands.
The AS125 is ideally suited to be used with a variety of McIntosh monoblock amplifiers, as well as with a McIntosh stereo or integrated amplifier, along with other home stereo system components. It measures 17.813″ wide x 4.051″ tall x 18.013″ deep.
The AS901 is specifically designed to be used for the McIntosh MC901 Dual Mono Amplifier At the same width and height as the AS125, it is 11.8″ longer for a total of 29.813″ deep. This is the same length as the MC901, McIntosh notes, allowing the AS901 to perfectly complement the MC901.
Made from sustainably sourced, strong, and durable solid white ash wood that is resistant to scratches and dents, both are constructed using a face-glued technique with edge grain top. They are finished with multiple coats of jet-black stain, with a catalyzed lacquer topcoat to provide added vibrancy and depth to the finish, says McIntosh.
Each unit has a 3″ thick wood slab to firmly hold the gear. The feet have a protective pad on the bottom to protect floors and minimize vibrations. Each includes a faceplate with the McIntosh logo that can be illuminated green via the Power Control ports.
The wood slab is made by Symbol Audio, which has received Silver Exemplary status from the Sustainable Furnishings Council. Final assembly, packing, and shipping is done at the McIntosh factory in Binghamton, NY.
Orders for the AS125 and AS901 can now be placed with authorized McIntosh dealers for US$3,000 and US$3,500, respectively. Shipping of both stands is expected to begin in January 2022 to both Canada and the U.S., with the rest of the world to follow shortly thereafter.