What McIntosh Gear Are You Using?

Discussion in 'McIntosh Audio' started by CarlV, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. CarlV

    CarlV AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Our new thread. :)

    Tell us what McIntosh gear you are using. If you have photographs to share
    please do include them.

    Off topic posts in this thread will be subject to deletion.

    You can attach pics or link to your hosting. You can also use and link from the Member's Gallery.

    Carl

    BTW, My amp that is pictured in my banner. I have 3 more of them.
     
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  2. www.records

    www.records Quality over Quantity

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    I don't have the capabilities right now to include pics, but I am using a pair of MC40's. My speakers are Altec 604's.
     
  3. Rudy

    Rudy Active Member

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    Hi,

    Great Idea. Oh, btw. this is my first post, I guess?! Anyways, this is a great forum and I love it. Keep it up.

    And here is my gear :

    TT: Nottingham Space Deck / Ace Space Arm
    Cart: ZYX Airy R1000 3S-SB Cartridge
    SUT: Bent Audio Mu MC Step-up transformer Preamplifier
    CD: Decware (Sony DVP-NC685V) DEC 685 (Soon to be a MCD201)
    Pre-Amp: McIntosh C2200
    Amp: 2 x McIntosh 275IV in mono
    Speaker: McIntosh LS-340
    Tuner: McIntosh MR-77

    And here is a picture of it.


    Rudy
     

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  4. Doug Olitsky

    Doug Olitsky My kids enjoy McIntosh!

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    Amps MC-2125, 2205, 7270, 2102... JUST ADDED! 2200
    DVD MVP-841
    Tuner MR-7082
     
  5. Unican_Eric

    Unican_Eric Pioneerious Collecticus

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    WOW!!!!
     
  6. skippy_ps

    skippy_ps AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Rudy,

    Welcome to AK! :wave: Nice setup.

    Murray
     
  7. EFFY

    EFFY New Member

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    It's a modest system but here goes;

    Rotel 1072 cd player
    Mc352
    C2200
    Proac 1SC speakers on Target stands
    Cardas Neutral Ref. Bi wired speaker cables,and Bal. interconnects.
     
  8. jt1stcav

    jt1stcav Up and Coming Bottlehead

    For all the Macs I used to own...

    Long story short...was laid off and went bankrupt several years ago, and I no longer own my cherished McIntosh amplifiers. But I did enjoy them immensely for the short amount of time I had them.

    My very first Mac was the MC7200 direct-coupled amp, a solid performer and by far the best sounding amp I ever owned up to that point. It was controlled by an AMC CVT1030s tube preamp, which helped smooth out the highs through my Klipsch Cornwall horn-loaded loudspeakers. IMHO I think it's also one of the finest looking amps McIntosh ever designed, with it's big blue power meters and its combination backlit glass and black anodized aluminum faceplate...what a beauty!

    But to help cover lawyer expenses, the MC7200 was sold on eBay (at a profit); now I was without an amp. My brother just so happened to have a near-mint MC2100 he wasn't using at the moment, so I borrowed it for awhile...wow, what a difference autoformers make! That's also when I fell in love with that classic black and chrome chassis design, a true hallmark in McIntosh aesthetics.

    When my bro requested his MC2100 back, I had enough money saved up to purchase a near-mint MC250 for IIRC $315 on eBay...what a bargain! IMO this is still by far the most tube-like SS amp I've ever come across; warm, smooth, dynamic, with more than enough oomph for my efficient Cornwalls. Unfortunantly, I had pawned off the remainder of my audio gear except for my Cornwalls...my bro just bought a universal player and didn't need his AMC CD8b disc player any longer so I aquired it as my sole source, connected directly to my MC250. Wow, I didn't really miss not having a preamp!

    I do miss my Macs...maybe someday I'll be able to afford a complete McIntosh system. As for now I can only dream, and recall the glory days my listening room was filled with pristine music, courtesy of McIntosh! :thmbsp:
     

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  9. rbeich

    rbeich New Member

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    My current audio system... :)

    C712 Preamp
    MC7100 Amp
    MCD7009 CD
    MR78 FM
    VPI Aries TT
    Graham Slee Mk V Phono Preamp

    Previous McIntosh owned... :(

    MC240 Amp
    MA6500 Integrated
    C712 Preamp
     
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  10. CarlV

    CarlV AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    That is serious eye candy Rudy! :thmbsp:
    This is my mine but this will change soon as I am having a bedroom enlarged into something useful. A different configuration will occur.
    Until then I am living in the front ONE HALF of my small house.
    MC275IV
    MC2100
    MX110
    MI3

    Carl

    A few other pieces, 1 , 2 , 3 , 4. These show my lack of photography skills quite nicely. :D
     
  11. elling

    elling Active Member

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    I currently have a C2200, MC252, and MR78 in the main system. Deciding between the MC252 and the MC275IV was difficult. I'm hoping to add an MCD201 in the near future.

    My introduction to McIntosh came in 1973, when my father purchased a C26 and MC2100. Quite an upgrade from a Fisher solid state integrated amplifier that frequently required repair (a big problem when you are in pre-pipeline Alaska)! I sold the C26 years ago, but still have the MC2100. I will be keeping the MC2100, as it brings back a lot of happy memories of listening to music with my father.
     
  12. Tangent

    Tangent Sweet nightmares!

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    I have a MX110 pre and a MC240 amp. Stock but fixed (old equipment, ya know). Love the tube sound!

    I guess I should take pictures and upload them but I'm on dial up - and it'll take "forever". And I'm lazy. ;)

    But I really should do it one day, huh?
     
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  13. mike175gr

    mike175gr Super Member

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    GaryP,

    DSL is great, you really should do it! With the recent promotions out there now it is almost the same price as dial up.
     
  14. jjensen

    jjensen Active Member

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    My Mc equipment

    Greetings everyone!

    I've been reading, learning from, and enjoying this forum for some time but finally decided to do my first post and share my system details - I currently use it for about 75% music and 25% home theater:

    McIntosh:
    MC352
    MC7205
    MX119 w/TM1 tuner module (recently upgraded from MX132)
    LS360 mains
    CS350 center
    PS112 sub
    HT3 surrounds
    WS350 in-walls (currently not in use - waiting until I move later this spring and have more space for 7.1 and/or multi-room)

    Other non-Mc audio items:
    Denon 1600 DVD/DVDA player
    Sony C2000ES CD/SACD (modified)
    SlimDevices Squeezebox v3

    As you can tell I'm a big McIntosh fan and I've been working on building up to where I'm at for the past 10 years or so (my first Mc purchases were a 7300 and C36 as I was finishing college). I don't have any recent pictures of my current system but I will take some and upload soon. It's been fun reading about other people's systems, both current and vintage. I grew up with McIntosh systems in the house, my dad and my uncle both have older Mc equipment which still sounds terrific (my dad's current system is MC2255, C33, MR80, MCD7007, and XR19 speakers with a Denon turntable and MCP1).

    I look forward to continued participation in the forum and thanks to Ron-C and everyone else for their valuable knowledge, insight, and information!

    Regards,
    Jeff. :music:
     
  15. jcmjrt

    jcmjrt Addicted Member

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    My system includes:
    Two MC-240s - run as monoblocks
    MX-110

    Non-Mc includes Denon DP62L TT
    Running into a pair of Klipsch Cornwalls with upgraded Al K crossovers.
     
  16. macman007

    macman007 Mcintosh..Made In USA

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    Great thread...

    I will use my avitar and describe the components starting on the left rack, top down then right rack top down and finaly whats not in sight..


    In Picture:

    Music Hall MMF 7 Turntable with Sumiko Blackbird Cartridge

    Mcintosh Display- Looks Pretty at night

    Monster Power AVS 5500 SS power conditioner

    McIntosh MVP 861 Multi Player

    McIntosh Mc 2205 power amp in case running Bridged mode

    Teac X1000r DBX Pro Open Reel

    McIntosh MX 135 Processor

    McIntosh MLD 7020 AC3 Laserdisc Player

    McIntosh MR 74 Tuner

    McIntosh Mc 2205 power amp in case running Bridged mode



    Out of Picture

    McIntosh XRT 20 Isoplanar Speakers

    Mcintosh CS 350 Center Channel

    McIntosh PS 112 Powered Subwoofer

    Mcintosh WS 350 in wall speakers

    Tributares cables..bottom line nothing fancy.

    Thats all for now.I'm sure more will be coming one day :)
     
  17. chrisf

    chrisf Active Member

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    My system

    MC2500
    MC275 IV
    MR 74
    BAT VK 3 preamp
    Pioneer PD M-60 16Bit/1987 Vintage
    Soon to ad MD 201(I hope)
    Polk SDA-SRS2 Speakers
    Cables- MarkerTech Bal Xlr
    RCA interconnects- Cheap Monster cable rca cables
    Speaker Wire 14 awg oxygen free copper/1987 Vintage
    Billy Bags 5500 stand w/casters
    SoundAnchor stand for MC2500
    Picts to post soon.
     
  18. masterlu

    masterlu McIntosh Member

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    McINTOSH MX-135 PROCESSOR 1
    McINTOSH MC-206 AMPLIFIER 1
    McINTOSH MC-162 AMPLIFIERS 2
    McINTOSH MC-150 AMPLIFIER 1
    McINTOSH MC-7300 AMPLIFIER 1
    McINTOSH MC-501 AMPLIFIERS 4
    McINTOSH MC-1201 AMPLIFIERS 9
    McINTOSH MC2KW AMPLIFIERS 2
    McINTOSH MR-85 AM/FM TUNER 1
    McINTOSH MS-300 MUSIC SERVER 1
    McINTOSH MCD1000 CD TRANSPORT 1
    McINTOSH MDA1000 D/A CONVERTER 1
    McINTOSH C1000-P PRE-AMP 1
    McINTOSH C1000-C CONTROLLER 1
    McINTOSH C1000-T TUBE PRE-AMP 1
    McINTOSH MQ109B ENVIRONMENTAL EQ
    McINTOSH MVP-861 UNIVERSAL PLAYER
    McINTOSH XRT2K LOUDSPEAKERS 2
    McINTOSH XRT30 BASS CABINET 2
    McINTOSH XR27 LOUDSPEAKERS 3
    McINTOSH C15 PRE-AMPLIFIER 1
    McINTOSH HT-2 SUBWOOFERS 2
    McINTOSH HT-3F DIPOLE SPEAKERS 2
    McINTOSH WS350 IN-WALL SPEAKERS 2
    McINTOSH PC-4 POWER CONTROL 4
    McINTOSH MA6500 INTEGRATED AMP 1
    McINTOSH MCD205 CD CHANGER 1

    Thats my Mac List, most all in one room & a study
     
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  19. tubino

    tubino A guy with too many tubes

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    Just an MC-225, but I use it every day. Sold the MX-110 to a fellow AK'er -- kinda miss it, too.
     
  20. radioactive

    radioactive tube gear fanatic Subscriber

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    dont worry rick its still in good in good hands and not going anywhere.
    i myself am down to just 1 mc30 and the mx110.hopefully i can get another mc30 toreplace the one i sold.

    seems i've seen that picture before :D
     

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