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Old 04-08-2011, 01:07 AM
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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.


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Main System: Harmon Kardon T60 TT/Ortofon MC10, McIntosh: MR78, MCD1000 Transport, MDA1000 D/A Converter, 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), 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, Oppo BDP-105D Blu-Ray Player, Bryson BUC-1 USB Converter, Wireworld Gold Starlight XLR Digital interconnect

Florida Room/Studio System: Pioneer PL-L1000 TT/Audio Technica ATS52W2, McIntosh: MR77, C32, MC2205; Crown Power Line Four, Carver SD/A-490t, Wyred for Sound DAC-2 Digital to Analog converter, Soundcraftsmen AE2000 Eq, JBL 4313B's, JBL 2241-based Sub, JBL BX63A Active Crossover, Panasonic DMP-DB10A Blu-Ray Player, Samsung 5500 Series 32" Smart TV, Terk AF-1 Powered Antenna

Master Bedroom System: McIntosh: MX117, MC2125; Soundcraftsmen RP2215-R Eq, Oppo BDP-103 Blu-ray player, JVC HM-DH40000U D-Theater Digital VHS, Phase Technology PC80 Towers, JBL 4401's, Samsung 5200 Series 48" Smart TV, Terk AM-FM Pi Powered Antenna, Panamax 1000 Line Conditioner, JL Audio E110 Subwoofer

Office System: McIntosh MR74, Crown DL 2, Crown EQ 2, Crown SA 2, Crown D-75A (as headphone amp), McIntosh MCD7009 (as transport), DBX 3BX Series II, Integra DBS-30.1 Blu-ray player, JBL 4401's, JL Audio E112 Subwoofer, Samsung 5500 series 32" Smart TV, Wire World Oasis audio interconnects, Wire World Solstice speaker cables, Wyred for Sound DAC-2 DSDse Digital to Analog converter, Wireworld Starlight Coaxial Digital Interconnect

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