I found a news item yesterday that McIntosh Laboratory, long know as a leader in home entertainment system has announced the introduction of the TM2 AM/FM HD Radio™ Tuner Module.

This new module which retails at a suggested $800 provides users with HD Radio reception, including CD-quality FM performance. In addition, the module has features such RDS Data as artist name, song title, etc.

In making the announcement, McIntosh President Charlie Randall said, “HD Radio is one of the most exciting recent developments in broadcasting, and the trend continues to grow in popularity … By introducing our TM2 AM/FM HD Radio Module, we are giving our discriminating customers the very best option for enjoying all the benefits of HD Radio and more, with the unrivaled quality assurance and performance capabilities that only McIntosh can offer.”

The TM2 is said to include a host of convenience and performance features. For example, a Blend feature allows the user to select between Auto, Digital-only or Analog-only modes for the ultimate in flexibility. A remote, Dual-Differential AM antenna is included and provides enhanced reception together with sound quality that approaches FM.

So, if you have a high-end audio system and $800 to spare, you might want to look into the McIntosh TM2.