New MC 452, First Impressions

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  1. JosephH

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    Agree 100%. When I was at Audio Classics I was asking were they got such an impressive selection of very recent used McIntosh gear They said a lot comes from great customers who wanted the most recent models, and they traded up all of the time.
     

     

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  2. ps7256

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    I do not think the guys at the Audio shop know. I am going to call them today.
     
  3. ps7256

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    This explains the great deal I got, but on a new one from 2 weeks ago
     
  4. ps7256

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    Like the MC lnitials in the Heat sinks. Do not like the squareness on the covers for Autoformer.
     
  5. quartersaw

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    This is speculation, but the price will likely be north of the $8500 list price of the ‘452.
     
  6. Mamrak1

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    The new Mac amp is going to be called the MC462.


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  7. ps7256

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    At 600watts it is an Awesome Beasty, I wonder what the Damping Factor will be.
     
  8. JosephH

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    Yep, no discounts for a while!
     
  9. ps7256

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    So do think it will be 600watts or 650watts?
     
  10. MORTIS

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    I don't think it will be rated for any more than 450wpc, just like the MC452. It's just a number change to reflect a few other modifications and updates
     
  11. ps7256

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    Intriguing, looking forward to the information.
     

     

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  12. Mamrak1

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    The new amp is going to be 460 wpc.

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  13. Mamrak1

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    460 wpc.
     
  14. ps7256

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  15. ps7256

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    So an extra 10watts, now very intrigued to hear the cumulative differences.
     
  16. jlovda

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    10 x Log (460/450) = 0.1 dB

    Wow!! I don't think the power increase will be at the top of the list. The output power rails are not regulated so a swing in the input line voltage could make the same change.
     

     

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  17. kevzep

    kevzep Its all about the Music Subscriber

    You're not buying it for the extra 10 watts, you are buying it because its a new model and may have some other updates which might offer a slightly different sound, but mainly, to keep up with the latest line.....
    I don't care for the new look, all square and those funny covers on the transformers, not that I need to worry about it, I have my 452, and it is with me for as long as I am on this planet....
     
  18. damacman

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    That's how I feel about my MC2600s ... Although I must admit that damn BA-5000 has my curiosity piqued ...
     
  19. kevzep

    kevzep Its all about the Music Subscriber

    I have always been curious about the BA5000 too, but I just know what Sansui gear of that period sounds like, I think I might be a little disappointed.

    Love that damn MC452 of mine though, its a keeper, along with everything else I have!! Nothing is ever being sold!!
     
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  20. quartersaw

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    ..Can't beat a pair of '2600's for oomph. That combo has to sound amazing!
     

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