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Old 09-01-2019, 09:56 PM
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Hi, I searched the forum for my problem, I didn't see it addressed.

My dealer loaned me his demo MB100. i wanted to use it for local music storage from music I burned from my CDs, and for streaming Tidal. I thought this would be a better option that using a PC or MAC for stored music, I am beginning to think this is not true, and I am thinking maybe this unit is a POS...but I digress...

So the front LED is not lit, so I figure there has to be a setting.

So I hooked everything up, got a good server address.


When I go to my iMac and type in the server address into Safari or Chrome, the browser brings me to the window to play music from the HD, or stream Tidal, et al...which are working and playing correctly.

The problem I am having is I can't seem to get to the main set-up window, the one that has the tabs for display settings, server settings, content, etc...it just keeps on bringing me to the player window. I have to get to this window to import music, or see if there is a setting to turn on the LED on the front panel.

I held down the power button to reset the unit, and no matter what, it brings me to the player window when I sign in with the browser.

So if I right click anywhere on the player window, I see an option for Media Bridge set-up, I click it, nothing happens, the browser stays on the player window, pop up blocker is off.

So does anyone have any idea how the hell I can get this thing to the main set-up window?

On a side note, what the hell were they thinking putting a fan in this thing that is loud as a refrigerator?

I don't see this being a mainstay in my system.

He also ordered me a brand new MEN220 to try out, judging by your reviews here, I think I will have better luck with that than with this MB100. Haven't got to the MEN220 yet, I can only deal with so much frustration in one weekend.

Thanks.
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Old 09-02-2019, 11:47 AM
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Default MB100 question . problem

Good luck. There is a reason that there is so little talk about the MB100 on this website. So many better options out there. Even for the die hard McIntosh enthusiast. No experience here personally. The only person I know who owns one and did extensive modifications to his unit, member Golucid, no longer posts here.
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Thanks for the reply.
It is already boxed up and I am giving it back to my dealer.
I figured there were better options based on poor reviews I read before he loaned me the unit.
But I figured, what the heck, it cost me nothing to borrow his demo.

Pretty much as soon as I turned it on and heard how loud the fan was, before I tried to do anything else, I was like, what the hell where they thinking. It is as loud as my refrigerator.

What a total POC.
They should be embarrassed.
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Old 09-11-2019, 11:14 PM
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I wanted one very bad. I wanted a music storage and streaming device, and I wanted it all to be the same Mc GLOW.
Even a dealer advised against it. He didn't complain about sound quality, he just said the demo was unreliable and it needed a lot of constant support.

I beleive Mc came out with a new version.
MB50 is a half size unit and thought to be reliable.
MS500 is new, and I haven't heard much about it. I think Mc tarnished their reputation on digital streaming tech. I hope this product is successful for them.
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