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Discussion in 'Members' Systems' started by SD Modiano, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. SD Modiano

    SD Modiano Chasing that audio dragon Subscriber

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    After an arduous, months long journey of researching, saving, buying....and repeating this process for each of my components, the system has finally been assembled....well, I AM still on the hunt for a TT upgrade. :naughty:

    What started as an effort to identically replicate AK member 4-2-7's system, ultimately evolved into the system you now see.

    In this corner, standing at 6 feet, 3 inches....weighing in at two hundred and forty pounds....the B&W Matrix 800!!!

    The B&W's are quad wired and each is powered by it's own McIntosh MC501 amp. A McIntosh C100 (courtesy of AK member 4-2-7) serves as the pre, which is currently fed by a Concept 2QD and Micro Acoustics 2002e. All of the components are resting upon a Box Furniture Co. HD3S audio rack. Cables are Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval. Speaker wires are Analysis Plus Black Oval 12.

    While the sound is positively glorious, the limitations of my front end are apparent. Currently considering Feickert Firebird or AMG Viella.

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  2. Hobie1dog

    Hobie1dog Super Member

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    No 24" subwoofers in sight?....
     
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  3. 4-2-7

    4-2-7 Smart Ass Sponsor Subscriber

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    As it should be, you got to put your own twist into the mix. The C100 and MC501s are absolute keepers for a long time though, what a combination.

    When I got here was after buying my C100, I came asking questions about it. Mike Gibson replied and has one, and since then we now have a big following here in the mac forum over the performance of the C100. Many members are starting to buy them as it's such a good bang for the buck and really it doesn't get much better than that to control your system.

    You should also post this in the Mac forum, well done well done....
     
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  4. motorstereo

    motorstereo the wonder of it all Subscriber

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    What a great looking set up you have there and I'm betting it sounds equally wonderful. I see you had your C100 on 75 for the pic:rockon:
     
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  5. Styx_II

    Styx_II The Grand Illusion

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    :eek2:
     
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  6. TEA FOR ONE

    TEA FOR ONE AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Very impressive system!
     
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  7. Rome

    Rome Holsum Honey Buns Subscriber

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    Mighty fine!

    Rome
     
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  8. Spitfirejoe

    Spitfirejoe Cheap Audio Aficionado

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    I thought I heard someone playing Lightning Hopkins really loud, but I figured it was one of my neighbors here in Nebraska.
     
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  9. SD Modiano

    SD Modiano Chasing that audio dragon Subscriber

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    There ARE 2 x 12" in each of the 800's. That's gotta count for somethin'. :dunno:

    'twas seeing your wild ass system that inspired me, man.
    :beerchug:

    Glad you noticed. That's been the standard cruising altitude around here lately.

    ;)

    It's been extremely fun, emotionally rewarding, and financially draining all at the same time. Good times....good times.

    :beerchug:
    Yeah...that was me. Any requests?
     
  10. nyhifihead

    nyhifihead Well-Known Member

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    awesome system. those are the macs that i envy


    invest in room treatments and speaker DSP!! the sonic improvement will vastly outperform a component upgrade
     
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  11. Ds2000

    Ds2000 All About every cool stereo component. Subscriber

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    Glad you like the speakers, i figured you would. I like the simplicity of your signal path.
    Rock on!
     
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  12. 3kitty

    3kitty Super Member

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    Oh my.....congrats and enjoy!!
     
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  13. Treyfus84

    Treyfus84 Well-Known Member

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    Good goobady goo Grady!....those are impressive indeed!:bowdown:
     
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  14. asilker

    asilker Bible Reader Subscriber

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    Those b&w are seriously impressive looking speakers.
     
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  15. Nightwisher

    Nightwisher Farer In The Goldilocks Zone Subscriber

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    Awesome!
     
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  16. dosmalo

    dosmalo T-Totaled Subscriber

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    That set-up is so bad to the bone but I have to admit when I 1st read your title, I thought you had bought a Garrard Type A.
     
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  17. SD Modiano

    SD Modiano Chasing that audio dragon Subscriber

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    Thanks for the advice. :thumbsup:

    I'm grateful you encouraged me to have a listen to the 800's. I was on the fence about making the journey down to LA to audition them. I'm SOOOOO glad I did.
    :beerchug:

    Enjoying it everyday.

    :banana:

    I assure you they sound even more impressive than they look. ;)

    :D
     
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  18. Dc83

    Dc83 Active Member

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    Hot damn, id love to have some drinks and listen to that for a while! Awesome.
     
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  19. Spitfirejoe

    Spitfirejoe Cheap Audio Aficionado

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    All I had to do was open the patio doors. It was faint, here in Nebraska - so maybe it can't get all the way to Illinois!
     
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  20. jeremyjustic

    jeremyjustic Analog Subscriber

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    whoa! looks great!
     
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