pucho812

a look inside Mcintosh
« on: December 29, 2018, 11:24:03 PM »
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pucho812

Re: a look inside Mcintosh
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2018, 11:29:10 PM »
another good one...

how it's made Mcintosh amp.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HgS6gvokEI
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MountCyanide

Re: a look inside Mcintosh
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2018, 06:16:56 AM »
That was excellent.
Great components and huge custom transformers.
I've never wanted one of those until now.

Re: a look inside Mcintosh
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2018, 07:36:16 AM »
Impressive!

Do they also make the tubes in-house?

pucho812

Re: a look inside Mcintosh
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2018, 04:19:21 AM »
That was excellent.
Great components and huge custom transformers.
I've never wanted one of those until now.

yeah I want some for my mains, that was the thing at one point... But they are not inexpensive

Impressive!

Do they also make the tubes in-house?

No. From what I have read, tubes are rebranded with mcintosh on them, made from a russian factory or some other eastern block place.
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SIXTYNINER

Re: a look inside Mcintosh
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2018, 05:12:16 AM »
yeah I want some for my mains, that was the thing at one point... But they are not inexpensive

No. From what I have read, tubes are rebranded with mcintosh on them, made from a russian factory or some other eastern block place.

probably after matched test ?
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john12ax7

Re: a look inside Mcintosh
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2018, 08:04:21 PM »
Quite impressive that they do so much in house.

pucho812

Re: a look inside Mcintosh
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2018, 09:06:02 PM »
probably after matched test ?

I assume they have strict testing, when your paying that kind of money for a tube amp, it would make sense that they do.
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Scodiddly

Re: a look inside Mcintosh
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2019, 03:22:27 PM »
Anybody find it a little weird that when he was in the anechoic chamber it sounded like he was in a resonant space?

PRR

Re: a look inside Mcintosh
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2019, 03:56:13 PM »
I bet the door was open. Mike in a dead space, but connected to a hard room via large opening, the bounce-back may be extra clear.


DerEber

Re: a look inside Mcintosh
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2019, 04:04:17 PM »
Or they mixed the clipmic with the atmo mic.
Sounds like a short delay.

pucho812

Re: a look inside Mcintosh
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2019, 05:27:42 PM »
or they added it in post ;)
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Re: a look inside Mcintosh
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2019, 02:12:13 PM »
Thanks for the post Pucho.very cool. Especially the full manufacturing process and not being owned by Harman.

Seems like women like Sally have always contributed to Transformer winding.  Hats off to Sally!

What’s up with the choice of that crappy looking speaker in the chamber? Cheeky!

pucho812

Re: a look inside Mcintosh
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2019, 04:54:03 PM »
Not to be sexist but for some reason  unknown to me and in my experience, women are at the front of the line winding transformers.  They are very hands on and often.  I never gave it thought till it was pointed out now. 
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Re: a look inside Mcintosh
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2019, 09:09:34 PM »
Not to be sexist but for some reason  unknown to me and in my experience, women are at the front of the line winding transformers.  They are very hands on and often.  I never gave it thought till it was pointed out now.

I don't know why but right now I'm thinking about spinning wool or cotton...or loom
maybe historically the tools and technical get close, so the first transformer factory hire women because they got the skill for this, and this become usual or "traditional" in industry ?
Just  a guess ...
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Zam

pucho812

Re: a look inside Mcintosh
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2019, 10:17:20 PM »
Maybe.

In the days of old fender guitars,  they would wind transformers with a mechanical foot operated sewing machine.  Often by women so maybe?
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MountCyanide

Re: a look inside Mcintosh
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2019, 10:58:07 PM »
I've been to Cinemag a few times and that's how it is there too.
The old point to point wiring inside of transistors it seems were always women.

iampoor1

Re: a look inside Mcintosh
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2019, 11:05:08 PM »
I have seen a number of studies that have found that women generally have better manual dexterity and fine motor control.

I've been to Cinemag a few times and that's how it is there too.
The old point to point wiring inside of transistors it seems were always women.

I think Jensen is the same way too!

PRR

Re: a look inside Mcintosh
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2019, 11:23:30 PM »
Women can be worked cheaper, aside from any alleged manual skill.

It depends on the culture. There was a time when married women did not work. In the US this changed radically in WWII when the young men were off to war and the experienced men were managing massive production ramp-up. Post-war many women left the labor pool, but you could always find less-rich women or post-children women to work cheaper than a young man. OTOH in post-war Italy I have seen a photo of a radio factory where all the workers, 95% female in the US, were >95% male-- different culture.

I think if we could truly have a gender-blind policy for workers, we would soon see 1% male 1% female and 98% robots. Robots are already displacing very low pay workers in China. Easier to manage.

Re: a look inside Mcintosh
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2019, 11:23:49 PM »
I have seen a number of studies that have found that women generally have better manual dexterity and fine motor control.

I think Jensen is the same way too!

Yes Jensen is also mainly women in the assembly line, also Electro Harmonix has mainly women, I saw some videos of the assembly line in the fuzz documentary.


 

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