Discussion in 'McIntosh Audio' started by joeinid, Apr 17, 2018.
Another winner form McIntosh Joe. If I could trade my MAC6700 + D150 and get into the MA9000 for a bit of cash I would do it. I have the D150 to use with the MCT450 since the MAC6700 did not have DSD capabilities.
Yes, looks like a superb piece.
If I were ever to move away from individual components to an integrated unit, this would be the one.
Has anyone read what DAC chipset they use in this unit?
Thanks for posting that link, Joe.
100 lbs of pure muscle....
Best Integrated Amp i ever used!
Usually something like this sits on the floor next to a speaker. Who could lift it to eye level on a shelf or cabinet?
Fan boy review, not 100% valid
You really should read the whole review ... as a McIntosh owner of three decades, I can relate perfectly to his commentary as it mirrors my own findings.
What makes him a fan boy? The fact that he liked the amp?
Still waiting on mine. I'm told 2 more weeks.
I just ordered mine today--told it would be 2 to 3 weeks. I'm curious to hear how it sounds compared to my current Primaluna Premium Dialogue HP!
The MA9000 should be a vast improvement sound wise and power wise.
That’s my goal, along with not worrying about tubes burning/wearing out.
Do any of you owners use a laptop to play hi-res files? If so, besides downloading and installing the driver (I have a Windows 10 laptop), did you have to make any further adjustments? The PDF version of the manual has numerous paragraphs devoted to tweaking the driver—I hope that isn’t necessary! I use JRiver MC24 for file playback.
That combination should work fine. You will need a USB 2.0 High Speed USB cable of course.
I have an Audioquest Carbon USB cable. I hope it's speedy enough!
Since mine still isn’t here I have time to line it lt out. What would be the best way to hook up the mini mac with my music library up to the McIntosh?
It’s here! Just have to get some help loading into the cabinet
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