A MAC Audio Company MAC-1900 receiver. Made by McIntosh in the 1970s at a time when Frank McIntosh would not put his name on a receiver. Photo courtesy of Howard Kneller. From The Audio Classics Collection.

    A MAC Audio Company MAC-1900 receiver. Made by McIntosh in the 1970s at a time when Frank McIntosh would not put his name on a receiver. Photo courtesy of Howard Kneller. From The Audio Classics Collection.

     

    Can someone tell us what “pure Svea metal” is? Taylor Tubes ad, 1941.

     

    So it’s not home audio gear, but how cool are these Silvertone guitars (which look like Harmony and Kay instruments) and tube amps? Circa 1960s ad.

     

    Ad for the Fisher Allegro system, 1964. Nice looking components...too bad about those speakers though.

    Ad for the Fisher Allegro system, 1964. Nice looking components…too bad about the speakers.

    2 comments on “Big Mac”

      1. HI John! That system has those beautiful tube electronics and what looks like a respectable and maybe even a high-quality turntable…and then it has these thin, flat speakers that look like there’s no room for anything but cheap drivers. back in the day, I heard a few speakers like this and they were lacking in bass and presence. But mostly I was just poking a little fun at the fact that the speakers don’t seem to be up to the quality of the rest of the system. Sacrificing sound for portability…it’s nothing new in the audio world!

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