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Old 06-20-2019, 10:33 PM
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You would definitely want to listen first because the McIntosh equipment is going to sound very different from the Accuphase. Which you consider better will likely be a personal preference as they are both awesome product lines. Once you determine which you like the sound of you can size appropriately.

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I would be on Ivan's side on this one.....all things equal, I would stay with Accuphase rather than switching in order to gain more power. As you already love the Accuphase sound, I would tend more toward saving $$$$ for higher priced/powered Accuphase amplification if needed.

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I sold the mc 2301s to get the accuphase a200s. Theyíre both awesome, but it depends on the sound you want. Strads undoubtedly go well with the 2301s, but I suspect some big accuphase would do well also. Really - just personal choice, system synergy and your own ears should make the decision. Any chance for a demo?
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Old 06-21-2019, 07:18 AM
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What about an accuphase for a bigger accuphase (e.g., the a75 Ivan is selling). Truly, the sky is the limit. That said, the e650 is likely not enough juice for the strads.


Yes, the sky is the limit. However the budget does have a limit. I know I could use the E-650 as a preamp, but I would get the itch for an Accuphase preamp very quickly if history is any guide
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What were you seeking when you moved to Accuphase? Do you like the sound and just need more power? Maybe a P-4500 or an A-75


I am very happy with the sound...just need more power
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I would suggest going for a pair of Accuphase mono-blocks if you can work that into your budget.

I am with Jim, Jim, Buck and Ivan.

You could start with an Accuphase power amp (or a pair) and use your current amp as pre.
After a couple of years, you'll have saved enough (especially when also selling the E-650) to buy the matching Accuphase preamp.

The 2301s are a very, very fine option - I heard the combo at Ivan's - but the Accuphase amps do add that last bit of refinement...
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I am with Jim, Jim, Buck and Ivan.

You could start with an Accuphase power amp (or a pair) and use your current amp as pre.
After a couple of years, you'll have saved enough (especially when also selling the E-650) to buy the matching Accuphase preamp.

The 2301s are a very, very fine option - I heard the combo at Ivan's - but the Accuphase amps do add that last bit of refinement...


Yes, thatís definitely a possibility. I just donít have the same amount of experience with Accuphase that I do with McIntosh so I donít know how the preamp section of the E-650 rates by itself. Although, I think itís safe to say that itís no slouch.
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Yes, thatís definitely a possibility. I just donít have the same amount of experience with Accuphase that I do with McIntosh so I donít know how the preamp section of the E-650 rates by itself. Although, I think itís safe to say that itís no slouch.

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