FM is king of music and McIntosh is king of FMDale Davies ▼ | October 11, 2019
Say what you want, but FM radio is better than today's "compress it to the bone and play on anything" philosophy. And when it's about FM radio, McIntosh MR87 is top.
Tuner The MR78 from the early 1970s is considered by many to be one of the best
The included RAA2 AM antenna features a 20-foot (6m) long cable that allows flexibility in placing the antenna in order to achieve the best AM reception. The MR87's advanced signal quality monitor can display the multipath and noise levels of the incoming RF signal to help fine tune antenna placement for optimal reception. AM and FM stations may be luxuriously tuned using the smooth acting tuning knob and glass dial with illuminated pointer. The FM tuner includes Radio Data System (RDS) support, allowing the digital readout to display various information such as station name, music genre, artist name and song title when transmitted by the station.
Up to 20 stations in each the AM and FM band may be stored in memory. Stations may be scanned with either the front panel controls or remotely from the included remote control. Advanced DSP tuning minimizes multipath tuning noise for clear audio quality. Both analog and digital outputs are included to connect the MR87 to your preamplifier or other system components. So, there's nothing left to be desired, everything you want it's there. Pure McIntosh, pure music.
And the look... Aboslutely fantastic. There is no other word for it, it's fantastic. The MR87’s classic black glass front panel, knobs and brushed aluminum end caps are all housed in an attractive polished stainless steel chassis that delivers a timeless look. It can be paired with a variety of amplifiers, speakers, room correction devices, CD players, turntables, home theater processors and other source components to make a complete home audio system. ■