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W9TR 03-12-2016 10:33 AM

MR 80 Restored!
 
I've had this MR 80 for several years. I bought it from AA member Glen. Last year it started to lose lock, so off it went for restoration. I just got it back from Absolute Sound Labs. Mark Wilson did an outstanding job of restoring it to like new condition. This was a significant undertaking involving consultation with the McIntosh factory team and a retired McIntosh service manager. Mark pulled out a coffee mug full of parts, mostly electrolytic capacitors. He re-lamped it as well, so it should be good for a long time. I highly recommend Mark's work.

It's sounding great now - better than ever.

http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7lcbrou5.jpg

jdandy 03-12-2016 11:55 AM

Tom.......She's a beauty. Happy to know it is fully restored. The MR80 is a great sounding tuner.

W9TR 03-12-2016 01:02 PM

Thanks Dan. I've owned MR 77, MR 78, and MR 80 and to my ears the MR 80 sounds the best. But is sure isn't as pretty as an MR 78 or one of the other McIntosh analog dial tuners.
Tom

62caddy 03-12-2016 01:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by W9TR (Post 766796)
Thanks Dan. I've owned MR 77, MR 78, and MR 80 and to my ears the MR 80 sounds the best. But is sure isn't as pretty as an MR 78 or one of the other McIntosh analog dial tuners.

I'll second that opinion, word for word.

Cohibaman 03-12-2016 03:16 PM

The MR80 design was cutting edge design at the time with over 60 integrated circuits for capacitance, touch-sensitive tuning and displaying of the frequency.

I agree, the MR80 is a great sounding tuner, especially when restored. I just finished an extensive restoration and recap on mine and I absolutely love the sound.

Congrats on your MR80!

djwhog 03-12-2016 03:48 PM

great jobs looks very nice!

Weirdcuba 03-12-2016 10:17 PM

Congrats. Little better than a wonderful tuner.

W9TR 03-13-2016 09:23 AM

Thanks guys,
I'm listening to Minnesota Public Radio's classical outlet as I write this. It sounds fantastic. Very natural and open soundstage.
Tom

trek737 03-13-2016 09:28 AM

Beautiful!:thumbsup:

cleeds 03-13-2016 09:58 AM

The MR-80 is a terrific tuner. I bought mine new and it still sounds great. They do require periodic service and it sounds like you found a good tech!


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