It’s official- New MC1.25KW

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  1. Cruiser100

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    1200 watts per channel is an absurdity for a speaker that’s 96dB sensitive as it wouldn’t take very much to start inflicting permanent AND (auditory nerve damage)!

    The fact of the matter is, your speakers don’t know whether a watt is coming from a 300 watt McIntosh amplifier or a 1.2k watt amplifier. A watt is a watt.
    I mean really, nobody has yet scientifically explained these hardcore “sound differences”. :deal:

    To say that a brand new McIntosh sounds different because you have two of them makes no sense. To say that a new McIntosh sounds completely different than another new McIntosh makes no sense. To say that 1200 watts is faster than 300 watts makes no sense. To tell me that I’m deaf because I disagree makes no sense.

    4-2-7, don’t tell me I’m wrong if you can’t prove it.
     
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  2. Velocityboat

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    I still dig two XR290s running Phantom center for HT. The idea of a sideways 290 with tweeters at ear level is my old XRT20 And XR19 stack on steroids. Talk about some speakers able to bring out a full choir. Seems like only correct way would be projection and full upright XR290 middle and a acoustic transparent screen. Put a pair of IDS-25s as rear surrounds.

    Twiiii you are a dream planter and enabler and for that I am indebted else I would have never pursued XR290s. Problem is you keep planting the MC1.2KW seeds, that are trying to germinate.
     
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    Just gave my MC2600s the boot in favor of my MC225 - thanks for the guidance.
     
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  4. joeinid

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    Absolutely correct. I'm sorry for painting with a broad brush. All you regulars are the ones that I highly respect and learn so much from. Thank you. I appreciate all the help, guidance and advice.

    Edited by Mod. We are done with aggression in this thread
     
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    This thread has been cleaned up as much as a trainwreck can be. Stop the negative back and forth. You have been warned.

    Rich P
     
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    Reminder: Commentary on moderation is not allowed. Carry on with kind conversation gentlemen.

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    MC1.25KW is a fantastic amp and will bring a lot of pleasure to many. Of course you can say no one needs 1200 watts which is true in a sense just as no one needs a 200HP Kawasaki, GT350 Mustang or a $250,000 kitchen. But we buy them anyway even though we can survive without.

    Thanks,
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  9. joeinid

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    Thank you Ron. I have been wanting a pair of the original MC1.2KW amps. I am glad that I waited and I am looking forward to finally getting these in my home.

    Any idea of when these will start shipping?

     
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    Soon I think, Christmas is coming!

    Ron-C
     
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  11. joeinid

    joeinid Well-Known Member

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    Yes it is. Thank you and McIntosh for making wonderful gear. It makes me very happy.

     
  12. Hyfi

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    Wow Joe, I see the usual nay sayers are at it again when they should not even be posting in this thread with no experience or clue that amps can sound different. Gee, why would McIntosh sell 20 some amps if they were all identical and nobody could hear the difference just from reading specs?

    That's why we post at AS to eliminate that factor.

    I hope to see a pair in your next system photos!
     
  13. joeinid

    joeinid Well-Known Member

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    Yes sir. At least on AS I have more control. ;)

    I like this community here. The seasoned veterans are a wealth of knowledge.

    Totally agree about the amps. I've had so many and no two were alike. Every amp from every manufacturer like Pass Labs, Bryston and McIntosh etc. all sound different from each other. And within the same line, all sound different.

    It's great to see another friendly face here :)


     
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    Am I on your shopping list?:p
     
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    Coal for you!
     
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    In addition to the 303? Wow ...
     
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  18. joeinid

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    I've been thinking about that. I'd most likely let go of the MC303 when I am finally situated with the MC1.25KWs. Seems kind of redundant or at the least, not necessary. I am not into multi-channel, just 2 channel stereo.

     
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    That’s a very arrogant thing to say, wow.
     
  20. Hyfi

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    I was talking about the ones here just to start trouble and not just politely discuss a new pc of gear. There is NO Thread Crapping at AS
     
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