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Old 08-14-2019, 10:40 AM
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Kind of ironic that a feature like that would be lost as you move up the ladder ...


The C1100 is a more dedicated 2 channel device then the c2500/2600 preamps. I would expect a leaner more focused preamp for dedicated 2 channel systems.

Itís too bad you were not informed of this issue before switching.

I hope itís not too bothersome.

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Old 08-14-2019, 01:01 PM
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The C1100 is a more dedicated 2 channel device then the c2500/2600 preamps. I would expect a leaner more focused preamp for dedicated 2 channel systems.

Itís too bad you were not informed of this issue before switching.

I hope itís not too bothersome.

Mike S.
You may not fully understand McIntosh's approach to blending 2ch and HT products then ... My C200 gave up nothing to lesser preamps when it was new. I also use it for 2ch and HT via the PassThru feature.

The OP has good cause to feel slighted.
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:05 AM
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Ok fellow C1100 users - how many of you out there are experiencing this pass through behavior? Iíd be happy to write McIntosh about this and there is strength in numbers.

I am not in the same place as my C1100 so canít comment on its behavior but I think the amp lights stay on or turn on. I know I canít change the lights from the front panel in pass through.

I think the correct behavior is:
If Passthrough active then all lights out - preamp tube lights, amp and preamp meter lights.

Your thoughts?

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If I turn my C1100 meter lights off, my D1100 and MC303 lights also turn off.

When I power up my AV8805, PASSTHRU is engaged, meter lights for my C1100 and D1100 turn back on. The MC303 amp lights stay off.

I would prefer the meter lights to just stay in whatever mode they were in when PASSTHRU is engaged. On or Off.
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I think that is a great idea in terms of writing McIntosh.

The work around is that I simply turn the amp lights on and off manually depending on whether Iím in 2 channel mode versus HT but it is a mild annoyance.

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Ok fellow C1100 users - how many of you out there are experiencing this pass through behavior? Iíd be happy to write McIntosh about this and there is strength in numbers.

I am not in the same place as my C1100 so canít comment on its behavior but I think the amp lights stay on or turn on. I know I canít change the lights from the front panel in pass through.

I think the correct behavior is:
If Passthrough active then all lights out - preamp tube lights, amp and preamp meter lights.

Your thoughts?

Tom
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