Bob Weir

Grateful for sound

Valve audio bastions McIntosh has teamed up with digital media experts CONVICTS to launch a short film celebrating the history of sound and music, voiced by none other than the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir.

The 2.15 minute feature, titled Voice of Sound, tells the history of sound from the Big Bang through to now, with plenty of McIntosh eye candy and memorable moments in our collective history, such as Woodstock in ’69 thrown in. There’s also a blink and you’ll miss it glimpse of a Sumiko Blue Point N0.2 cartridge to keep vinyl groupies on their toes.

Watch Voice of Sound


American Dream

Founded in 1949, McIntosh continues to design and handcraft its products at its Binghamton factory in new York. Its gothic styled amps with distinctive VU meters combine power and valves in a way few other brands have mastered. Seven decades of innovation has brought with it many memorable moments for the brand, from its amps powering Woodstock to partnerships with Harley Davidson and Ford.

Read the McIntosh story in full.

This isn’t the brand’s first partnership with these legendary rock icons. In 2012, McIntosh sponsored a near-year long Grateful Dead exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, paying tribute to their famed ‘Wall Of Sound‘.


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