Unexpected -- MAC6700 story

Discussion in 'McIntosh Audio' started by charne@sprin, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. charne@sprin

    charne@sprin New Member

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    Purchased a grade C1 MAC6700 a month or so ago from Audio Classics (outstanding service, great unit!, THANKS, guys). It replaced a Marantz PM7005 integrated amp, no slouch, itself (sold quickly on local CraigsList). But, the room in which that system was installed, my living room, was pretty much unused. Not so since the MAC6700 went in. I am now finding myself in my easy chair a whole lot -- listening to the TU2 FMHD tuner module -- WI Public Radio classic music service, local community HD jazz programming, also CDs, Internet radio (Classic FM from London a favorite), and just really enjoying the system. i did upgrade the tweeter drivers, and replace (Crites) the aging cross-overs in the Klipsch Chorus II speakers -- all in all, it was pri$$$ey, but completely worth it -- no buyer's remorse for the MAC or the speakers work.

    My first career was in the record business. Music is my first love -- and we never forget our first love. The MAC6700 reignited that flame.
     
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  2. Yamaki

    Yamaki Not For Hire Subscriber

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    The wonder of McIntosh gear is a never ending source of enjoyment for me.

    Enjoy your MAC6700!
     
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  3. damacman

    damacman Blown and Injected Subscriber

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    The 6700 gets lots of rave reviews. Your last paragraph sums up Mc ownership to a tee.
     
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  4. Mike Gibson

    Mike Gibson Modulator Staff Member Super Mod Subscriber

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    Welcome to the fold. IMHO life without music.............isn't. You can look forward to a long time listening.
     
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  5. SomeGeoffGuy

    SomeGeoffGuy New Member

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    Congrats! I play my 6700 into Klipsch speakers too. The Klipsch speakers are so efficient that all you get is clean pure sound, and the 6700 hardly works up a sweat.

    -Geoff
     
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  6. charne@sprin

    charne@sprin New Member

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    Noticed your graphic --- I do not think the meters on my MAC6700 have ever cranked that high. Seems like with the big Klipsch speakers, 2/10 of a watt gives me nice listening room volume levels. Even blasting away, maybe I cracked a watt once or twice.
     
  7. wstrickland1

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    I have a 6700 coming also. It should be here tomorrow. I will be driving a pair of Klipsch Palladium P37F's. It will be replacing a Sansui 9090DB that's in very good condition. The Sansui is a BRUTE. I am looking forward to a bit more refinement. Now to sell the receiver!!
     
  8. SomeGeoffGuy

    SomeGeoffGuy New Member

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    I bought my 6700 last fall, and the first speakers I tried were Magnepan .7's. They sounded incredible, but I had the thing cranked up into 80% range for normal listening, and the red protection lights were constantly flashing. After 10 minutes of listening, the fins were hot to the touch. I returned the Magnepans (the dealer actually took them back after six weeks) and bought the most efficient big speakers I could find - some RF7's. Now, like you said, the meters barely crack one watt, and the red lights have not been on since. The 6700 is barely warm after an hour. Much better!

    -Geoff
     
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  9. charne@sprin

    charne@sprin New Member

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    You're the first person I've heard of that made that upgrade from the Sansui 9090DB -- I'm interested to hear how you compare the two once the MAC6700 is in. That 9090DB *is* a brute. But it is getting older and have you done any maintenance work on it?
     

     

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