What McIntosh Gear Are You Using?

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

  1. jeffV

    jeffV Active Member

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    Here is my current setup, not all dialed in just yet, just finished installing yesterday.

    Mcintosh C-28 pre
    Mcintosh MR-73 tuner
    Mcintosh 2100 amp
    Mcintosh MQ-102 eq
    Mcintosh ML2 speakers. 2 stacked pairs.
    Thorens TD-160 turntable

    room is too small...but I am going to do some major room acoustic treatments to see if it helps..

    but it sure does look cool...:rockon::rockon:

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  2. damacman

    damacman Blown and Injected Subscriber

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    Love it!
     
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  3. Bill Ferris

    Bill Ferris Super Member

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    I don`t know how far back you sit to listen to that setup, but it looks like it could be one really "in your face" Near Field setup !!
    Great gear JeffV, keep us posted as you get it tweaked in.

    Take care and have a great week Sir.

    Regards, OKB
     
  4. jeffV

    jeffV Active Member

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    Well, unfortunately, I can only get about 12-15 feet back for my sitting position. , but, like I said, room treatments should help, my pre still needs to be finished in regards to replacing some caps, and all the rca jacks in the back.( they were rusty) ..

    work in progress. I will keep the board updated. :) :)
     
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  5. Joe19582001

    Joe19582001 Mcintosh lover and tube

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    great i have 1 set of ML2 and 2 pairs of ML1's with mc2255
     
  6. twiiii

    twiiii Addicted Member

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    Since we conversed last I have added a MP100 so I can change to a XX2 dynavector and/or add another TT. The MX 119 has been replaced with a 151 and the MAC-3 is gone. a 7084 has been added for AM radio. Fans are arriving tomorrow to replace others and to add thermostatic control for those that have finally failed after 30 + years.

    The 151 has been the biggest improvement in my system in years. It has the same clarity the old C-29 had. Its so good in the pure analog mode I now run one of the C-34 outputs through one of MX 151 inputs and can't detect any difference than going straight by passing the 151. Mp 100 has cleaned up the phono section and though the MP 100 phono section is only rated at 80 db signal to noise and the C-34 is rated at 90, they are referenced to different input levels and the Mp 100 s actually quieter. Whats really surprising is using the digita output of the MP 100 to drive the MX 151. It reveals how the C-34 modifies the sound of the phono. Just a slight adjustment of the mid and mid/bass controls and the C-34 sounds very similar to the old C-29 sound I had been missing. The overall sound of the system has really cleaned up between 70 and 300 hz . and I'm not sure but I think recaptured some of the sound That I thought the Crowns were superior to the 207 below 60 HZ or so, too. I know the digital circuits and the Dolby processing of the MX 151 is much superior to MX-119 , 120, 134 and 135.

    I wish the 7084 had the power control feature or had a mechanical on and off switch that I could leave it on and then use one of my PC-4 to activate it.
     
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  7. armyslowrdr

    armyslowrdr I don't want one..LOL

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    I have embarked on my first foray with McIntosh.

    I have a C2500 tube preamp on the way from AudioClassics.

    Soon (likely later this summer) I will be looking for new MC275 or a pair of MC75.
    Until then, I will likely still use the Luxman as the sole power amp--it has a main in and a pre-out----I am a bit confused which terminal to use.
    I am thinking the C2500 would be connected to the Luxman main-in....?
     
  8. Chubba

    Chubba Active Member

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    Correct.
     
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  9. frplanar

    frplanar New Member

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    Is anyone here running Infinity RS 9Kappa or RS 2b with Mac amps?. I would like to here what you have heard. My 2b seem to need more juice than my K9's. They both sound GREAT! But?
     
  10. ejr1953

    ejr1953 New Member

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    C2500 preamp (with Genalex Gold Lion's) and MC452.

    I find the MC452 pairs extremely well with my Focal's, but when I was auditioning new speakers (for about a year or so), found the MC452 paired well with just about everything!

    My equipment:
    McIntosh C2500 pre amp, MC452 power amp, Autonomic MMS-5A server, PS Audio P10 power plant, DirectStream DAC, DirectStream CD transport, Focal Sopra No2 speakers, JL Audio F113V2 sub woofers (2), Sennheiser HD800 headphones, Dell laptop iTunes/Tidal/Roon, Wireworld cabling
     
  11. leftside

    leftside AK Member Subscriber

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    Custom amp stands that I picked up today from a local wood worker.

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  12. Mahalo

    Mahalo Member

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    1. What's the audio impact, if any?
    2. How much?
    3. What's the raw material?
     
  13. leftside

    leftside AK Member Subscriber

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    1. None that I can detect
    2. $125 for each stand. Feet and McIntosh logos were extra. I added these.
    3. Western red cedar
    The place I had the shelves done is literally around the corner from me. They only use salvaged wood. If you scroll down you'll see a couple more photos of the shelves before I added the feet:
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  14. Mahalo

    Mahalo Member

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    Thank you. Where did you get the McIntosh logos and feet?
     
  15. leftside

    leftside AK Member Subscriber

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    eBay. The logos are genuine. The feet were cheap, but do the job.
     
  16. Mahalo

    Mahalo Member

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    Thanks again. I've tried different bases for my TT. Currently using a granite slab. But have also tried wood, bamboo, etc.
     

     

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  17. Martin 530

    Martin 530 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    2278A948-7920-446E-A6A9-BEF7A9588A36.jpeg I am using a McIntosh c40 and Mc7100.
    Pioneer pl7L.

    I have a question from my Mcintoah experts.
    I want for the first time in 40 years lol
    To try a MC cart does the C40 have a MC stage or should I go with a high output MC cart?

    Thanks
     
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  18. damacman

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    Very nice setup Martin. C40s are somewhat difficult to come by now-a-days. You'll need a HOMC, like a Denon DL-110, Dynavector DV10x5, etc with your C40. Enjoy - you may sell off all your MM cartridges shortly after.
     
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  19. NPWMD

    NPWMD New Member

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    MC240, C22, MR71
     
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