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Old 07-15-2018, 08:41 PM
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The MC 402 and MC 452 have completely different circuit designs. The MC 402 and the 602 that I have are balanced designs whereas the MC 452 is quad balanced, lowering the already low distortion and further reducing noise. Both are great amplifiers.
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Thanks for the info, Tom. I appreciate it!
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:30 AM
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The MC 402 and MC 452 have completely different circuit designs. The MC 402 and the 602 that I have are balanced designs whereas the MC 452 is quad balanced, lowering the already low distortion and further reducing noise. Both are great amplifiers.
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I think I remember reading somewhere that in the MC452, by "Quad Balanced" they mean that each channel has a balanced amp, one handling the positive voltage, the other the negative, combined in the autoformer. I'm certainly not an electronic engineer, so I'm not 100% sure this is correct. But I think that's one of the differences between an MC402 and MC452.
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Old 08-20-2018, 06:41 PM
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i think, 50% increase in Dynamic Headroom
Looks like the bank of 4 27,000uF capacitors in the Mc452, has been increased to six in the Mc462.
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Old 08-20-2018, 06:48 PM
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Hi does any body know what the filter capacity of the previous amp was Mc452.?
The new model states 50% increase but what is it.?
4 X 27,000uF, and now 6X 27,000uF- (A combined 162,000uf)Which exceeds the Mc2300 156,000uF total)

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Old 09-07-2018, 03:52 PM
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Could be a possibility. The price difference is $2226USD if I take back my MC452.


As it turned out had issues with MC452, took back under warranty and dealer was able to get me an MC462 for a little more and tax. Am very happy with the MC462. Wonderful!
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Is there a significant difference between the MC302 vs MC452 granting speakers are fairly efficient ?? Thanks for the inputs!
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Old 09-08-2018, 11:33 AM
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Hi soundslikemusic

Cannot comment on difference between MC302 and MC452, but I have noticed a definite difference between the MC452 and the MC462.
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Hi soundslikemusic

Cannot comment on difference between MC302 and MC452, but I have noticed a definite difference between the MC452 and the MC462.
What differences exactly are you hearing. I have a 452 and have the option to move up to a 462. Would rather save my pennies for the 611’s unless the difference is major.
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There is a noticeable increase in articulation of tones at the mid-range with music being overall depending of course on Recording, more spacious. Still a smooth presentation with orchestral music being more present with individual instruments. I was contemplating the 611’s, but do have a space issue.
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