McIntosh have announced the company’s first-ever in-car entertainment systems will be featured in the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer / Grand Wagoneer and 2021 Jeep Cherokee L. Arriving in the second half of 2021, the Grand Wagoneer is Jeep’s largest and most luxurious SUV. It will be specially outfitted with a 23-speaker McIntosh MX1375 Reference audio system meticulously designed from one of the leaders in audiophile luxury audio. Meanwhile, the two smaller sized luxury SUVs, the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and 2021 Jeep Cherokee L, will get a McIntosh MX950 19-speaker audio system. Both include glowing blue VU meter screens that McIntosh is known for.
The McIntosh MX1375 Reference Entertainment System (RES) has been engineered to meet exacting standards and bring reference quality sound to the road. The company says its Adaptive 3D Surround Processing capabilities deliver an immersive acoustic experience that transports you to the performance. The MX1375 employs 23 specifically tuned speakers, including one of the highest performing 12-inch subwoofers in the industry, and is powered by a 24-channel 1375-watt amplifier. Exclusive to the MX1375 is unique Adaptive 3D Surround Processing capabilities for an immersive listening experience. It will be available exclusively in the Grand Wagoneer.
To ensure the luxury home audio experience was carried into the Grand Wagoneer, McIntosh’s acoustics experts worked on a prototype of the vehicle cabin and had a free rein to create the best possible audio system design that envelops all passengers in a live music experience. Engineers from both companies spent countless hours studying the vehicle’s interior to fine tune the MX1375 Reference Entertainment System. McIntosh claims the resulting audio system is truly groundbreaking, that just might make your car the best place to go for a great night in.
“When we were developing the MX1375 Reference Entertainment System, we set up a McIntosh Reference room next to the Wagoneer team’s facility to ensure the best parts of the home system experience made it into the Grand Wagoneer. It was fascinating to hear the progression as the vehicle started to take on qualities of the Reference Room itself. I can’t wait for customers to hear and feel it for themselves.”Charlie Randall, President of McIntosh Laboratory, Inc
The second in-car system to be offered is the McIntosh MX950 Entertainment System. Although a step below the reference system, McIntosh says it’s a true “MAC” using many patented McIntosh technologies from the brand’s home audio systems. The company says the MX950 delivers a truly amazing listening experience worthy of the McIntosh nameplate. It features 19 custom-tuned speakers, including a 10-inch subwoofer, and a 17-channel amplifier producing up to 950 watts of pure power. It will be available in 2022 Grand Wagoneer Series I and Series II and Wagoneer Series III models, as well as the 2021 Grand Cherokee L.
Founded in 1949, McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. is known for offering distinguished quality audio products, superior customer service and the ultimate experience in music and film. All McIntosh products are handcrafted at the Binghamton, NY factory by over 150 employees with a passion for music and the McIntosh heritage. McIntosh Labs continues to define the ultimate home entertainment experience for discriminating consumers around the world, with the iconic “McIntosh Blue” Watt Meters globally recognized as a symbol of quality audio. Since its inception, McIntosh has been powering some of the most important moments in music history and pop culture. From President Lyndon Johnson’s inauguration speech to Woodstock to the famous Grateful Dead “Wall of Sound,” McIntosh has not only witnessed history, but it has also shaped it. With McIntosh, customers have the ability to create their own premium audio experience – and truly live their music. For more information, please visit www.McIntoshLabs.com