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Old 10-28-2017, 10:25 AM
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Default Suggestions of HT passthrough pre-amp for 2-channel listening

Calling on collective AA experience for suggestions for adding a pre-amp to a HT kit (MX121 with MC8207 amp) to enhance 2-channel listening from digital sources. Right now considering Mac equipment such as the C2600.
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MC 1.2kW, C1100, MX122, MC8207,
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Aurender W20, Oppo 203
Paradigm Persona 7F, C5v3, ADP3; JL f113,
WW Silver Electra SC/PC, Platinum Eclipse XLR,
PS Audio P15 / Dectet, Power Port Premier,
LG OLEDC8 65"
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Old 10-28-2017, 12:11 PM
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Good choice!

I am happy with my c2500 which is the previous version.
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Old 10-28-2017, 12:59 PM
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I use my McIntosh C2300 with great results.
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- Audeze LCD3 with Moon Audio Black Dragon Balanced cables, Sennheiser HD650, WW silver Eclipse Nano cable, Bryston BHA-1 amp


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MX135, OPPO 103D, B&W CDM7, B&W center, Sony 65" LCD
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Old 10-28-2017, 01:10 PM
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Parasound JC2 BP
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Old 10-28-2017, 08:40 PM
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Thanks - excellent suggestions! My dealer will allow an in-house trial of the C2600. I’m inclined to do so. They also are a dealer of Parasound equipment. I have not heard much about them on AA but the recommendation is expanding my considerations. I hope I am able to give them a trial, as well.
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Aurender W20, Oppo 203
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WW Silver Electra SC/PC, Platinum Eclipse XLR,
PS Audio P15 / Dectet, Power Port Premier,
LG OLEDC8 65"
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McIntosh C47
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Parasound JC2 BP
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McIntosh, MC2301s (2) on Stillpoint Ultra SS, MX-150
Parasound JC-1s (3), A-21
Sonus Faber Stradivari, Cremona M (center) Grand Pianos (rears)
JL Audio Gotham G213 V1(1) F-112V1(1) F-112V2(1)
Clearaudio Innovation Wood, Dynavector XX2 MK2 Ortofon Cadenza Bronze
Audio Research Ref 2se phono
Lumin S1
Oppo-205
AudioQuest Hurricane HC, Tornado HC(2), and Thunder HC, Diamond RJ/E
PS Audio P-10(2) AC-3, AC-5, AC-10 PCs.
(6) dedicated 20 amp circuits, (6)Furutech outlets.
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The c2600 is an excellent choice. I used my c2500 with terrific results.
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Speakers: Von Schweikert VR-5 Anniversary MK II Front L/R, LCR-35 Center, VR-1 Rear L/R Sub: JL Audio F113
Amps: PS Audio BHK Signature 300 Mono, McIntosh MC207 Pre-Amp PS Audio BHK Signature and Gold Note PH-10 Phono Stage
Turntable: VPI HR-X 12.7 TONEARM (2) and SDS
Music Server: Aurender N100H
Cartridges: Ortofon Cadenza Black, Lyra Helikon Mono Digital Source: Oppo UDP-205 DAC: Bryston BDA-3
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I have the McIntosh C52 absolutely Love it. Excellent Preamp Pass through works and sounds outstanding.
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Old 04-30-2019, 06:15 PM
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C500 tube is what I went with awesome stuff!
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C500C C500T preamp and a 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 & Moon Audio Black Dragon cables.

Headphone Rig
Audeze LCD-X Sennheiser hd 800 & Sennheiser hd 700 cans, Woo Audio WA-6SE with Sophia Princess & matched pair of 6GL7/6EM tubes Black Dragon Cable upgrades on the HD700s!

Streaming Dac Gear
includes K03, high-end custom built Toshiba core i7 16 gigs Wireworld Platinum USB cable, Ipad mini & Itouch driving media center 20 for full remote control anywhere on property and even via web to have music on when I get home Also can remote control MX150 via web too.

Analog Rig
VPI Classic II running with a Dynavector 20X2-H MC Phono Cartridge

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For living room and outside rear deck is connected to MX150 with (1)Parasound 5250 amp. Oppo 205 , Sony ES777, (1)PPP, and a DirectStream P15 Power Plant

Speaker system
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

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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
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