McIntosh Joins Automotive Market With All-New System For Jeep’s Grand Cherokee
McIntosh and Jeep sounds like a wedding made in heaven. One of America’s most venerable audio brands has teamed up with Jeep to produce the ultimate audio system by integrating the McIntosh MX950 entertainment system into the next-generation 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The Grand Cherokee is Jeep’s best-selling vehicle and most awarded SUV1. The MX950 system has been designed to provide a clear and immersive audio experience that reproduces the effect of a live musical performance.
Jeep and McIntosh worked together to merge McIntosh’s sonic performance into the form and function of Grand Cherokee architecture. The MX950 entertainment system delivers a true “MAC” home theater listening experience. Using several patented McIntosh technologies, the company claims that the system delivers crisp sound reproduction of the highest quality, with low distortion and lightning-fast response.
The system has no less than 19 high output speakers in a dozen optimal locations. The speakers include a 10 “subwoofer for high bass response, resulting in full surround sound. A 17-channel amplifier provides uninterrupted 950 W of power and incorporates McIntosh and LD / HP’s patented Power Guard technology ( low distortion / high performance) speaker design.
McIntosh engineers were given the freedom to reinvent an audio system that would envelop everyone in the vehicle in McIntosh quality sound. To achieve this, customized automotive versions of the company’s home audio systems were created from the ground up, with each component specifically developed for the vehicle.
The custom coaxial speakers each have a 3.5 “midrange and a 1” tweeter with a dedicated amplifier channel. The 6 “x 9” door speakers play lower and louder, with the rearmost speakers in the tailgate delivering sound low enough to blend seamlessly with the dual voice coil subwoofer. 10 “.
According to Charlie Randall, president of McIntosh and co-CEO of McIntosh Group: “McIntosh and Jeep are equally iconic American brands with over 70 years of history each. When we decided to go back to automotive audio, Jeep was a logical choice for us – and given the pedigree of the Grand Cherokee, we were thrilled to be included in the new 2022 model. ”
The MX950 incorporates McIntosh’s iconic styling cues into the Grand Cherokee Laredo, with the brand’s signature blue decibel output meters on-screen, metal-ribbed control knobs, aluminum speaker frames, and backlit logos on the door speaker grilles to accentuate interior lighting with McIntosh’s signature blue. .
Additionally, the subwoofer grille bears the McIntosh “Mc” logo as in the McIntosh monogram heatsink. The audio system will be available as an option on the Grand Cherokee Overland and Summit and will be standard on the Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve when it goes on sale later this year at authorized dealers.
Price : Cost and package details will be available soon and listed on www.jeep.com.