BUMP Anyone play the 600 series on a 500 or 1100 McIntosh CD player and compare to a dedicated headphone amp in the 500-2000 ranges in terms of quality etc?
Dave's Cave main Basement system
MX150 control center
, (3)McIntosh 601 mono block amps
, (1)7270 McIntosh amp driving rears in 7.1 (1)Halo A23 amp for side surround, & (1)452 McIntosh amp for main towers part of a bi-amp setup with 601's, Esoteric K-03 JL F212 sub all glued together with mostly all WireWorld cables.
Sennheiser hd 800 & Sennheiser hd 700 cans, Woo Audio WA-6SE with Sophia Princess & matched pair of 6GL7/6EM tubes
Streaming Dac Gear
includes K03, high-end custom built Toshiba core i7 16 gigs wireworld silver cable, Itouch driving media center for full remote control anywhere on property and even via web to have music on when I get home
Also can remote controll MX150 via web too.
For living room and outside rear deck is connected to MX150 with (1)Parasound 5250 amp. Oppo 95 , Sony ES777, (2)PPPs,
Builder of custom very high end Dynaudio's 2 Main towers, 1 super tweeter dynaudio built system above each tower, 4 surrounds all Dynaudio Esoteric drivers 6.5 mids, esoteric dome tweeters, 2 rear surrounds, and a custom 5 speaker 2 7" drivers, 2 3" domes, and a d21 tweeter in the center channel to compliment my 2 300lb custom subs and a JL F212
Misc Build Features
AC Power Electrical overview is 4 20 amp 120 circuits all 10-3 wiring extra shielding with walls custom modded with cross bracing 2x6s over a 14" thick concrete with R19 and weather barrier