Broken McIntosh 2100 for 200 worth it?

Discussion in 'McIntosh Audio' started by Odizzieus, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. THD

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    Like I said, never have I had to replace a transformer on any amplifier of any type I've repaired, and there have been a lot. If a transformer is fried then the owner must have really did some damage with some kind of miswiring or incompetence. That's my experience.
     

     

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  2. BillWojo

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    Look what neevo has done so far on his C20, I doubt the MC2100 is even in the same league as what neevo had to start with.
    So prove me wrong, where are the pics?

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  3. Pio1980

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    We've had a few turn up here in some forum threads. How an autoformer gets fried is indeed a mystery, I can imagine flashover occasionally occuring in the voltage stressed multifilar wound unity coupled OPTs.
     
  4. savatage1973

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    I agree that (in general) transformer failures are "rare", but they happen--lightning strikes (rare), sheer stupidity (more common) and trannies with the internal potted fuses (much more common), but pretty much any transformer can be re-wound or a new one replicated--it is just a matter of $$$--it's not like it is cutting-edge new tech, or totally obsolete tech that only two "gurus" in the world can repair/replicate.

    Problem here is a seller that absolutely refuses to allow anyone perform a simple test before purchase indicates that they already know what the problem is AND what it will cost to repair.
     
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    Wasn't there an amp on Ebay that had a bullet hole in one of the transformers? Now that one your not fixing easy.

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  6. Pio1980

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    Yes, an MC240.
     

     

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  7. neevo

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    Hahaha. I was hovering and not saying anything until you brought my C20 up. That seller knew what he had but was 100% fair on the price... $200 too!

    My thoughts were I’d rather have a junk $200 McIntosh than none at all. At least I could say I owned a Mac :)

    Fixing it is a different story. But I’m a firm believer that anything is possible. All you need is unlimited time, skill, resources and money :(

    I have time, resources and a little bit of skill and money. So happy to take on these ridiculous projects.
     
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  8. excabincrew

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    Did you buy the broken amp??
     
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    He likely lost interest in this ridiculous thread ...
     
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