Follow up to Dans McIntosh Downsize thread...

Discussion in 'McIntosh Audio' started by two dot, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. centralflori

    centralflori Super Member

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    Oooh........Sounds nice!:thmbsp:
     

     

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  2. two dot

    two dot Well-Known Member

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    No offence meant, Beans.

    If you like it, I think thats great.

    And, I guess you right, it would make a nice bedroom system.

    I just do not like the styling. I am a big fan of "One Box" systems. I have an NAD L-40 that I love. If Mc would have put this is a regular Mc box, I would probbaly be the first in line for one.
     
  3. beans

    beans Got arth-a-ritis

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    No, it's not a matter of being offended, and the styling is a little odd. But the worst thing they ever did? They have a projector in their lineup, and from what I've heard they are absolutely taking a bath with that thing. It's a great projector... has a wonderful picture, works fine, etc. But it's a product in the $20,000 range based on what they put into it. The sad thing is that right after it came out, their competition was able to slash their prices... Mac could not. THAT was probably their worst move, but this is from the bidnez perspective, not quality of the product.
     
  4. jdandy

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    Here's a one box stereo for you, the KLH Model Eleven, manufactured in 1965. It was called a portable stereo, but it had to be plugged into 120 volts AC to work. It had a Garrard Turntable with a Pickering cartridge, and speakers. When it was closed it looked like a piece of luggage. This is a classic one box system. As I remember, it sounded decent.
     

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  5. two dot

    two dot Well-Known Member

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    Ok, I'll take it.. I'm sold...
     
  6. mike88max

    mike88max New Member

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    Question Now 9 Years later do you still have it? if so still working?
     

     

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  7. c_dk

    c_dk Addicted Member

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    Well I think that Mr. Dandy is off at another site but seeing one of these old KLHs reminds me of " back in the day".

    I really don't remember all that much about the old TV show but we always called these systems "Patti Duke" stereos when they would come into the shop for turntable repairs and new Pickering DAT-3 styli.

    Seems like every upper income teen girl had one in her room just ready for college dorm life.
     
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  8. 04blackmaxx

    04blackmaxx Active Member

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    I don't want to spin vinyl in the same hot box amplifier, it would probably melt and start on fire eventually.
     
  9. jlovda

    jlovda Things I loved from the 60's and 70's Subscriber

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    It was the first KLH product, I think, that used the ubiquitous 5" acoustic suspension driver.
     
  10. twiiii

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    I have a C-34, show me a pre-amp today that will do everything a C-34 will. The C-40 was the last full functioning pre-amp Mac has made. It didn't have a MC input or I might have upgraded, but instead I added a MP 100. I just got a MX 151 last year because I could see a MX 160 wouldn't do everything I needed a HT processor to do. Now if they had an updated C-40 with a MC input on the front of a MA 8900 that would be a start. But I tri-amp so I would need two more MC 152's. If I changed speakers I would need an up graded C-40 on the front of two 611's. You can't put that in one box either. How do you put two 207's, a 206, and a MX 151 in one box?. Changing speakers would mean 2 MC 452's plus 3 MC 611's and a MX 151 and that doesn't work either. Guess if I gave up HT and chose Klipsch Cornwalls I could use a MA 6200 with a MP 100. But I'll stick with my 16 Mac pieces. If I count the other MAC pieces, thats 6 more. But then Apples aren't the same thing are they?
     

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