Great review, Dan, on what I am quite sure is a great amplifier from McIntosh. I'm relieved (as I think others may be) that there is no need to rush right out and replace our MC501's with this amp. If one wants to save rack space or real estate, that may be another matter....
Great review Dan, and very enjoyable to read, as always.
Main System: Harmon Kardon T60 TT/Ortofon MC10, McIntosh: MR78, MCD7009 (as transport), MVP841, C40, MC501's (3), Soundcraftsmen: DC2215 Eq/AS1000 Real time analyzer, DBX 3BX II, Carver C9, Nakamichi Dragon, Crown SX724, Crown D-75A (as headphone amp), JVC HM-DH40000U, Toshiba SD-394 Combo Player, Sony Bravia KDL-55EX720 3D LED TV, JBL L220A's, JBL B460, Sumo Delilah active crossover, WireWorld Equinox 6 audio interconnects, WireWorld Starlight and Silver Starlight Coaxial Digital interconnects, WireWorld Aurora 7 Power cords, Wireworld Equinox 7 speaker cables, Terk AF-1 Powered Antenna, Panamax M5100-EX Line conditioner, Panasonic DMP-DB10A Blu-Ray Player, Wyred for Sound DAC-2 Digital to Analog converter
Florida Room/Studio System: Pioneer PL-L1000 TT/Audio Technica ATS52W2, McIntosh: MR77, C32, MC2205; Hafler DH-500A, Soundcraftsmen AE2000 Eq, JBL 4313B's, JBL 2241-based Sub, JBL BX63, Panasonic DVD/VCR Combo, Sony KV-27FS100 TV, Terk AF-1 Powered Antenna
Master Bedroom System: McIntosh: MX117, MC2125; Soundcraftsmen RP2215-R Eq, Pioneer Elite DV-09, Phase Technology PC80 Towers, JBL 4401's, Hitachi 31CX4B TV, Terk AM-FM Pi Powered Antenna, Panamax 1000
Office System: McIntosh MR80, Crown DL 2, Crown EQ 2, Crown SA 2, Crown D-75A (as headphone amp), Carver SD/A-490t, DBX 3BX Series II, Integra DBS-30.1 Blu-ray player, JBL 4401's, JBL ES250 Sub, JBL BX63A active crossover, Samsung 5500 series 32" Smart TV, Terk AF-1 Powered Antenna, Wire World Oasis audio interconnects, Wire World Solstice speaker cables