By Andrew Liszewski
It’s probably just me, but if I was spending $1,500 on a timepiece, I’d probably put the money towards a nice watch. Not a mantle clock designed to look like one of McIntosh’s stereo power amplifiers. I’ll give credit where credit is due though. The clock is built with the same sized faceplate and meters as the actual amps, and the ‘hands’ in the 12 hour and 60 minute meters fly back when they reach the end of the scale. So the company gets high marks for their attention to detail, and I can certainly see the appeal of its soft green and blue glows in a dark room. Buuuuuuut in the end it’s still just a $1,500 clock. And I’m pretty sure even the audiophile friends you’re trying to impress would raise a skeptical eyebrow at it.