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Old 09-10-2019, 10:53 PM
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Default Anyone Running MC275 Monoblocks with SHL5s?

I am looking for opinions on anyone that has used an MC275 monoblock set up with SHL5s. I have been wanting more power for sometime, I have even considered the MC312 or MC462 to prepare for a speaker upgrade in the future. I am just not sure about how the change in amps will affect the overall sound.

My system make up is VPI Scoutmaster, DV XX-2, C2300, MC275 and Harbeth SHL5.

Any opinions are welcome.

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MarSanz.......Look for a clean pre-owned MC452. The C2300 and the MC452 are wonderful together. That will provide you with all the power you will ever need no matter what speaker you wish to drive.
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I've just purchased a 275/vi to use with a pair of DeVore O/96 I have on order.
While I wait for the speakers, I am breaking it in by swapping out a pair of MC301s I have for sale and using it with a pair of Sonus Faber Elipsa and a C70.

I found the sound of the 301s and 275 to be very similar. The 301s seem to have a bit more controlled bass but that could just be the additional power on tap.

I only have experience with autoformer based MC amps, can't say how the other MC amps compare.
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MarSanz.......Look for a clean pre-owned MC452. The C2300 and the MC452 are wonderful together. That will provide you with all the power you will ever need no matter what speaker you wish to drive.
Is there much of a difference between the MC452/MC462 in terms of how they sound? Maybe I need to do an in home demo or take my C2300 to a dealer that sells both and do some listening.
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I am looking for opinions on anyone that has used an MC275 monoblock set up with SHL5s. I have been wanting more power for sometime, I have even considered the MC312 or MC462 to prepare for a speaker upgrade in the future. I am just not sure about how the change in amps will affect the overall sound.

My system make up is VPI Scoutmaster, DV XX-2, C2300, MC275 and Harbeth SHL5.

Any opinions are welcome.

Thanks.
Yes I am running this combination, if more power is your goal I do not recommend it. The amps you mention would be a better choice and you may just end up keeping the Harbeth, I believe that you will not feel the need to upgrade the speakers unless you have a very large room. I’m very happy with my system but I don’t play at very high levels and I also run dual subwoofers.
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