The two music icons came together in 1974 when the Grateful Dead unveiled their famed “Wall of Sound” at the San Francisco Cow Palace. The most unique traveling concert sound system in history, the system was 100+ feet wide and 3 stories tall. Powered by 48 McIntosh MC2300 amplifiers delivering 28,800 Watts of power, the Wall of Sound delivered clear, crisp sound to the hundreds of thousands of fans lucky enough to experience it in person. This legendary system has inspired modern concert amplification and lives on as one of the most pivotal moments in music history.
The new official capsule collection commemorates this milestone. Inclusive of a tee and sweatshirt, the items are created just in time for holiday gifting season, each featuring the official Grateful Dead logo and famous photo of the Wall of Sound by longtime band photographer Richard Pechner. The authentic collection is available exclusively from McIntosh and available on shop.mcintoshlabs.com. (note: scroll down on the page)
The Grateful Dead and McIntosh are music icons and their partnership has been special, working together on a brand video last year. McIntosh continues to build high-performance amplifiers at their factory in Binghamton, New York – _just as they have for almost 75 years. The MC2300 is no longer in production but Jerry Garcia’s personal McIntosh MC2300 amplifier from the Wall of Sound was auctioned off last year for over $375,000.