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What McIntosh Gear Are You Using?

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

  1. A few changes this year.

    Addition of a SimAudio Moon 260D transport.

    Was looking for a smaller speaker than my Vandersteens. Replaced them with Byrston Mini-T. As much as I enjoyed the Vandys, the Mini-T is a much better fit with my MA6600.
    A little more forward sounding, but more to my taste. Call me impressed.
     

     

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  2. samurai7595

    samurai7595 Member

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    It's an excellent transport & comes with a 10 year warranty!

    I had one for about a year until I changed to a McIntosh MCD350.
    The only reason for the change was for SACD support & looks.
     
  3. JT-3

    JT-3 Super Member

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    C26, MR74, and MC2505.

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    Tuner gone over by Terry Dewick and amp/pre gone over by AudioDoctor Cornell Smith.
     
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  4. Varadero

    Varadero New Member

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    Good news at Forum Mcintosh. I use the integrated amplifier I have on Photo below, ( MA 7900). The rest of my system appears in the system members section. I would like somebody to tell me all the adjustments that need to be made to the amplifier to get the best possible sound. I ask this because my english is not very good and I am afraid I did not do something right. Could somebody help me please?
     

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  5. StereoJohn

    StereoJohn New Member

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    ....ehh "using" as in topic tittle; is not exactly what's happening at the moment to my MC2100 and my other black silver gold brown etc stereo gear; but that's just temporally. It's mint inside out; including sound and 100% stil origional like 99% of my hifi stuff. Having said that:" I do love this amp." Its one of the favourite vintage poweramps i own.

    Uploaded new fotos taken out of the Ikea bag. See my next reply / post further below on this "page".
     

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  6. rollcentre

    rollcentre Boom-tizzz

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    Here are some of the things I have now. "Inventory" changes every so often.

    MX110Z
    MX110X
    MX113
    MC240
    MC2505-2
    MA5100

    All of these models were found locally in various condition.

    Currently, my favorite is the mx110x into the mc240 with my Altec Valencias. The previous owner of that mx110 bought it new in 1963 or 1964 from Brock HiFi in Beaumont, Tx. The date code on the CTS pots is 35th week of 1962!

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  7. Ricktptman

    Ricktptman There are two kinds of Music: Good & Bad-Ellington Subscriber

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    Just now setting up my first full Mac system. C28, MC2205 and an MR-78. I went through them myself with a lot of help from posts by others here. The amp gets here this week. Wish me luck.....I hope I don't hear the sound of broken glass........
     
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  8. StereoJohn

    StereoJohn New Member

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    Here my new just at home made and uploaded / added pictures from the for this purpose taken out of a Ikea bag at home as you all can see; Of my late nov 2017 aquired from a local Vancouver BC Canada based pawnshop: McIntosh 2100 solidstate integrated stereo/mono (power) amplifier for which I payed $820,- CAD ex local BC salestax.

    Refurbished at McIntosh Corp New york in 2016 on behalve of the former owner. And i dont regret a cent i payed for it; nor will ever sell or part with it ;-).

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  9. CDinMB

    CDinMB AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Just added this C28. Integrating it into the system. I like the aural change but channel separation is suffering. Phono jacks need cleaning. I suspect some trouble shooting is in my future.

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  10. AudioKeith

    AudioKeith AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Just a 1900 at the moment. Upgrades when the budget allows. IMG_0822.JPG
     
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  11. cnolanh

    cnolanh Ad astra Subscriber

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    Lovely! Listening to Vandersteens myself at the moment, driven by an MC502 and MX117. Best the living room has ever sounded.
     
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  12. AudioKeith

    AudioKeith AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Of all the gear I've owned, the Mac and Vandys (to my ears) is the best combination I have heard. Looking forward to hearing them with Mac separates one day.
     
  13. cnolanh

    cnolanh Ad astra Subscriber

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    I can recommend the combination. In the room where they currently reside, the Vandy 2Ce speakers get plenty of clean power from the MC502 (PowerGuard never flashes at the volumes we can use). I've also paired these speakers with many other amps including an MC2100 and an MC2150. To my ears, the Macs never disappoint.

    For now I've found that 1980s McIntosh components hit my personal price/performance sweet spot.
     
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  14. carbonman

    carbonman It's All About The Music

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  15. MCD275

    MCD275 Active Member

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    This is what I call Vintage!
    It is a pleasure to look at your Equipment. And if it sounds like it looks you should be in "vinyl-heaven".:beatnik:
    Thank you for sharing :beerchug:
     
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  16. w5hro

    w5hro AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Well, 40 years later, after selling my old pair of MC-60 mono blocks, preamp, tuner and etc. I decided to get back into it again. I finally became tired of the awful sounding computer system mp3 style audio and a found a mint MAC-1700 receiver and a pair of ML-1C speakers. Then shortly after I found the matching and required MQ-101 environmental equalizer still factory sealed in the box.

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    After cleaning the switch contacts in the MQ-101
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  17. JT-3

    JT-3 Super Member

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    Those speakers look very clean - congrats.
     
  18. mrz80

    mrz80 I guess it's in my blood

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    I might consider swapping 'em around. With the EQ atop the 1700 I'd be concerned about the tuner tubes getting enough ventilation.
     
  19. rollcentre

    rollcentre Boom-tizzz

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    Another beautiful MC240 with cage.
    This is a later model 240. It sounds great!
     
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  20. D_Zoot

    D_Zoot Member

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    My current McIntosh based rig, A C46 preamp feeding an MC452. The MC452 just recently replaced an MC2205, I'm still amazed with the MC452, it's incredible. This amp will be a permanent fixture for a long time. The MCD7005 CD player rounds out my McIntosh lineup.

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