Mc402 Vs. Mc452

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  1. Velocityboat

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    Indeed a lot of woofers to handle the power available.
     

     

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  2. quartersaw

    quartersaw Well-Known Member

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    The power guard, and ultra low distortion probably allows for this. I never ran the Mc2300's like that...
     
  3. 4-2-7

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    I have two complete sets of those:) one set is still in the factory shipping boxes:rflmao:

    BTW I think 1&2 are out of print and they did 30,000 of them all
     
  4. kevzep

    kevzep Its all about the Music Subscriber

    Yes mine lives mostly around the 4.5watt area too.....good stuff...
     
  5. kevzep

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    Yeah I never ended up getting LZ1.....I tend to listen to their later stuff, I like it all, but the later from HOTH gets the most air time around here...
     
  6. damacman

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    LZII for me sir.
     
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  7. kevzep

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    LZII is special, an exception in amongst the early stuff.....
     
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    Extra set, let me know when the deluxe boxes get to $400;)
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    And don't forget the get the new Yardbirds and How Te West Was Won

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  9. louisjames

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    LZII here as well. But if you were around when the 1st album was released and heard it for the first time it was a force. Especially Communication Breakdown which still has one of the best intros and that great echoplex effect on the guitar break.

    Dan: is Yardbirds 68 the cleaned up version of the notorious live show that Page said sounded like it was recorded in a bull fight area, or something to that effect? My favorite track from that line-up is Think About It which I have on a 45 and which was released on the expanded version of Little Games.
     
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  10. kevzep

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    Show off, good on you!!

    You can have the Yardbirds, and the birds and stay in the Yard!! Not a fan of that era TBH....

    But I will be getting the How the West Was Won, legendary era of Live performances for the boys, they were on fire then.....
     
  11. quartersaw

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    I’m partial to LZIII, with II in 2nd place...
     

     

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    Led Zep played in a small, psychedelic nightclub here in the summer of 1969. (The Aerodrome) The Jeff Beck Group played a week later in the same place.
     
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  13. kevzep

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    I'm actually with you on this one, I quite like LZIII, its quite a good recording compared to other albums....and I like things like Tangerine, Friends, Out on the Tiles, really good songs....

    Hows the 452 going? Bringing you closer to the music....?
     
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  14. Wvnyc@Ct

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    The word that sticks out for me on this amp more than other superlatives is “speed”. It’s the fastest amp I’ve ever heard and you really notice it on EDM-type music (which I don’t often listen to) but still. Put on some Zedd or Skrillex and you’ll really notice it. Or, try Depeche Mode (not EDM) Personal Jesus at about 20 mean watts or so..man it just brings that real, smooth power into the speaker so damn fast....and 20 Watts is less than 5 percent of its power rating....awesome
     
  15. damacman

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    Unfortunately, this is simply not possible.
     
  16. quartersaw

    quartersaw Well-Known Member

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    LZIII is restrained Zeppelin, and it is my very fave. I quite like understatement, musically speaking.
    'Thank You', from II is another favorite.
    Got to pull up the open guitar tuning for 'Tangerine', which might be my favorite Zep song of all!
    Some tunes creeped back towards the 400w. level today. Surprisingly, a Van Morrison duet was the loudest of all, and just about knocked my socks off.
    Two more words come to mind to describe the Mc452 sound: 'Lush', and 'Liquid'.
     

     

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    My primary listening device: I have a 30Gb iPod Classic that I converted to 128Gb (solid state drive replaces the hard drive), that has over 13000 Mp3's.
    I run it, via a USB port through a Teac CD-P650 CD player, which has a built in 24 bit Burr Brown DAC with 192KhZ sampling.
    I can use the remote control to skip tracks that I don't want to hear if I have it in 'shuffle' mode, and I can play full albums if desired.
    I can run this thing for a month, and not hear the same track twice.
    I also play CD's, when I'm feeling more industrious. :)
    Turntable coming soon....
     
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    And if you set this up right you should be able to play your system a lot louder before you see the PGs flashing.
     
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    I blame all of you

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