McIntosh Unveils Audio System for Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept

September 4 2020, 00:50
Following the news that the McIntosh Group was partnering with Alps Alpine to deliver luxury audio systems to the automotive industry, we got news of a first project. The Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept debuted with a new McIntosh Audio System, featuring 23 speakers and a 24-channel amplifier for an impressive 1375 watts total. The system is exclusively designed and custom tuned to the vehicle’s luxurious cabin. Three active coaxial speakers in the dashboard, four headliner speakers, and a 12-inch sub for seriously deep bass, produce an immersive 3D sound experience that is certain to impress.

For this new Jeep 2021 model, McIntosh applied its patented technologies, Power Guard and Low Distortion High Performance (LD/HP), combined with seamless design integration of McIntosh’s iconic styling cues with blue lights and aluminum frames that make the system instantly recognizable to McIntosh admirers. This first project, also makes Jeep the only current automotive manufacturer in the world to show a concept vehicle with a McIntosh sound system.
Since 1949, McIntosh has provided high-end home audio equipment handcrafted in their factory in Binghamton, NY. Notwithstanding its legacy in home audio, McIntosh is no stranger to car audio having delved into both factory OEM with Subaru and aftermarket fitments in the 1990s. In the new millennium, McIntosh developed custom solutions for Harley Davidson special editions, and the 100th edition Anniversary of the Ford GT. The collaboration with Jeep marks a long-awaited return to the automotive industry.

"McIntosh couldn’t be more excited to be back with such an iconic partner. To bring the McIntosh luxury home audio experience into Grand Wagoneer by Jeep, designers and engineers from both companies worked hand-in-hand to fuse form and function into the design of the sound system for this concept car. The aim is to carry forward McIntosh’s sound philosophy from a static to a mobile environment with acoustics that are powerful, authentic, transparent and detailed," the company stated.
"Jeep is truly an American icon," says Charlie Randall, President of McIntosh Laboratory. "We’re thrilled to weave our deep audio expertise and iconic design into a whole new generation of Jeep vehicles to bring top performance sound to a new group of listeners. Working together on this concept car with the Jeep team has definitely rekindled our passion for exemplary audio in the automotive space."

The two American legendary brands have also announced a collaboration to take car audio to a whole new level. The deal makes Jeep the only current automotive manufacturer in the world to carry a McIntosh sound system. McIntosh-equipped vehicles will be available in Jeep vehicles beginning sometime out in 2021. |
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