How old where you when you got your first McIntosh?

Discussion in 'McIntosh Audio' started by sc1801, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. biscuithead

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    I have a 3 and 5 year old and a couple "off limits" listening rooms.
     
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    Good Deal!
     
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    I was 37. I've been back into audio for 8 years or so. My system had developed, and I needed a new amplifier. I enjoyed my McIntosh amplifier enough that I soon got a preamp to compliment it.
     
  5. jdcarlson

    jdcarlson Not Good Enough for Jazz Subscriber

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    First "discovered" McIntosh in 1964 (at age 20). Drooled on dealers' carpets for 30 years. Could not afford even used McIntosh gear until late 50s (son out of college, married, & working with me). Now, at age 73 I have nineteen McIntosh units, with #20 (early moving coil cartridge) coming from Ebay. Still lusting after more (if I can find an excuse for buying!).
     
  6. jlovda

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

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    I'm 70. I have eight pieces and only really use three. My wife keeps reminding me that she doesn't want to dump them for ten cents on the dollar when I'm gone. (She has absolutely no interest in audio. She's a TV person). They are also starting to spread out over the house just for a place to put them.
     
  7. damacman

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    A lot of us can relate to this!!
     
  8. Archguy

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    If only I had a dollar for each time I've read (or heard) this, I could afford ALL the Mac gear I want!
     
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    60, had to wait until the kids left the house, 1st piece MC275
     
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  11. hugo454

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    55, found an early MX110 and MC240
     
  12. Bob in WI

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    64. MX112 and it crackles on 1 channel :(
     
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  13. jlovda

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

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    Do you crackle when you walk on one leg?
     
  14. Bob in WI

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    HA! No, I fall down. Maybe if I squirted some deoxit on my knee I'd be more stable tho ....
     
  15. welcomdmat

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    I think the idea of exposure is interesting. Instead of getting a car at 16, I spent all of my money on the most expensive stereo system I understood. It was the highest end Sony system my local Best Buy sold. I already owned as many big speakers as I had been able to save up for through high school yard sales.

    My turntable was the plastic crap common around 1995, but I protected it with my life.

    If we ended up here, I doubt it was by accident.
     
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    Hopefully 44, next year
     
  17. Bruins

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    FREE :jump::banana:
     
  18. ossidian

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    I was 25. I was at a local thrift store in the early 90's looking for records and someone just dropped off a MC-240 and MX-110. They looked almost new. I did not know what they were but knew of McIntosh name and the build quality looked expensive.
    I was able to get them for less than $50. I was on my motorcycle (CBR 900RR) at the time and placed both pieces laying on top of each other resting on the gas tank, elbows tucked in lol. There was a McIntosh dealer (Century Stereo) about a mile down the street and I took them directly over to them. Everything checked out except a few small tubes. Needless to say I sold all my Krell gear the next day to a friend, I was bitten by the tube bug.
     
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    Wow!
     
  20. seacliffe301

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    Wow. I once purchased a MAC 1900 for $35 at an estate sale, but this deal of yours was far more lucrative. I hope you still have those.
     

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