Out with the old...in with the new

Discussion in 'McIntosh Audio' started by cajunpepe, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. cajunpepe

    cajunpepe New Member

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    I am saying goodbye to my MC501 monos, c500t, and D100...


    ...and hello to the C1100, D1100, and MC 601 monos.


    I hope to have all up and running in 4 weeks or so...driving a pair of Focal Alto Utopias
     
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  2. kevzep

    kevzep Its all about the Music

    Hell Yeah!! You read my mind!! Just what I want to do....
     
  3. joeinid

    joeinid Well-Known Member

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    Holy cow! Congratulations.
     
  4. Dave_1962

    Dave_1962 Lunatic Member

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    Can't wait to see your pics!
    Excellent work cajunpepe!
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  5. motorstereo

    motorstereo the wonder of it all Subscriber

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    Damn! now that's quite an upgrade!!! Are you going to do all 3 at once or one at a time so you can better a+b the new vs. the old?
     
  6. damacman

    damacman Blown and Injected Subscriber

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    Only with 1.2kWs kev ...
     
  7. damacman

    damacman Blown and Injected Subscriber

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    That's one helluva upgrade!
     
  8. kevzep

    kevzep Its all about the Music

    Weeeeeeeeellllllll.......okay man, why not!!
     
  9. 4-2-7

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    Well congrats, I'll wait right here for the hand me downs.:bigok:

    Would love for you to test a swap with the 501s opposed to the 601s leaving all other equipment in place.
     
  10. louisjames

    louisjames The "real" Louis James Subscriber

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    Makes my 7300 to 302 "upgrade" look like kindergarten. Sounds like it's going to be one hell of a system. Now where was that Powerball ticket the wife bought? ;-)
     
  11. damacman

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    You're next with all that scratch you've raised selling gear not being used ...
     
  12. 4-2-7

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    Maybe after I sell some tables and speaker, I'm really trying to thin down.
     
  13. twiiii

    twiiii Super Member

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    As others have said thats quite a large step forward. My favorite big amp has always been the 1.2 k. But the 601 is definitely an advancement over a 501 in some respects. I'd want to hear them side by side before laying down my monies. I have heard 601's on a few speakers and they were fantastic. But one pair the 2301's were a better choice. And another time can you believe a little 275 was a better choice. The C500T was the only tube Mac pre-amp I have heard since my C-22 I would consider. Now I have two pre-amps to audition the C-22 III and the C-1100t, that I haven't heard.. I need to pack up the RV and get out of town.
     
  14. Yamaki

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    Nice upgrade!
     
  15. Velocityboat

    Velocityboat Well-Known Member

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    Well in Quiteness the 501 out does 601. But give me the big meters

    But I'll take 1.2KW if money were no object. Having heard 601s i am hard pressed to say they are any better than the other quad balanced amps in Quad Balanced selections IMG_0057.PNG
     
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  16. cajunpepe

    cajunpepe New Member

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    Well...while I had the checkbook open, I went ahead and added the MCT450 to the order, as well as another MPC1500.
     
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  17. damacman

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    Are you try in' to start a riot in here? Before you know it, all our wallets will be out!
     
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    geez, you guys musta worked at mcdonalds A REALLY LONG TIME
     
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    Nice! Wish I had a wallet/checkbook like that. Enjoy!
     
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