What two channel McIntosh power amp?

Discussion in 'McIntosh Audio' started by andyo5, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. andyo5

    andyo5 Active Member

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    Hi, all. I currently am using an MX130 pre/tuner with an MC7106 six channel power amp. I am looking to replace the 7106 with a smaller two channel amp, since I only use two channels and would like to reduce the size and weight as compared to the 7106.
    I have considered replacing both units with an integrated amp. My problem there is that I need a tape out or other facility that is not controlled by the volume control so that I can run my wireless headphones (they have their own amplifier). The current Mac integrateds don't have this feature.
    Anyhow, I'm interested in a used 2 channel Mac power amp, solid state, that is not too old. Say, from year 2000 and newer.
    Any recommendations?
    Thanks!
     

     

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  2. Pio1980

    Pio1980 AK Member Subscriber

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    MC7100?
     
  3. Yamaki

    Yamaki Not For Hire Subscriber

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    MC252
     
  4. damacman

    damacman Blown and Injected Subscriber

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    Logical choice as its 1/3 of an MC7106. Want meters - how about an MC162, MC202, or the new MC152?
     
  5. twiiii

    twiiii Addicted Member

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    Don't for get a MC 754, A MC 2002, or a MC 2101 if you want tubes. But personally I would got for a MC 7100 or the MC 502 for your Hersey.
     
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  6. Puffman

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    Bridge two of your 7106 four channels. It is as easy at flipping a switch in the back of the unit and just use two of the channels for your stereo needs. 200 clean watts of 8 ohm power and you do not have to spend a penny. I use my 7106 just that way matched to a C39. Again just trying to give you another option.
     
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  7. Velocityboat

    Velocityboat Super Member

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    Bridged according to MC7106 manual will give you 320 watts into 8 ohms.

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  8. techguy0192

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    The MC7100 is the ideal choice for this setup, and the amp I'd go for.
     
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  9. jlovda

    jlovda Things I loved from the 60's and 70's Subscriber

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    Really a great idea that will cost you nothing.
     
  10. SomeGeoffGuy

    SomeGeoffGuy New Member

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    Pretty sure my MAC6700 has a "Rec Out" unbalanced RCA that is unaffected by volume control. Just a thought if you want to part with some serious cash. It is an awesome piece though!

    -Geoff
     
  11. audiobeer

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    I’ve had 2 McIntosh 2255 over the years and keep going back to it. Now looking for the 3rd time
     

     

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