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Old 09-21-2019, 02:44 PM
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My 9000 doesn’t sound bright at all . With the Sonus faber Signatures I have it sounds wonderful. The EQ can also help make adjustments to your taste .
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Old 09-26-2019, 10:41 AM
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My MA8000 sounds wonderfully smooth with a level of warmth that makes me not miss my tube setup at all. The last way I would characterize its sound is forward or bright.

I'd be surprised to find much sonic differences between the 8000 and 9000, though I suppose it's possible. Let's face it, Mac didn't reinvent the wheel here.
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Old 09-26-2019, 10:15 PM
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If the MA9000 sounds/performs similar to my MA8900 I know I would be satisfied and without regret not having tubes. If I do decide to go this route I will be posting many tubes for sale on the site - will give AA members first choice.
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Old 10-16-2019, 01:35 PM
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The choice I have now is a 1.5 yo near mint MA9000 for $2500 less than a new MA9000. Although Mc will not transfer warranties my dealer feels he can get Mc to honor the remaining original warranty left.

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Old 10-16-2019, 01:56 PM
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The choice I have now is a 1.5 yo near mint MA9000 for $2500 less than a new MA9000. Although Mc will not transfer warranties my dealer feels he can get Mc to honor the remaining original warranty left.

Thoughts and opinions please.
I’d definitely go with the second hand option. Hopefully you will have 1.5 years warranty. Unlikely anything will go wrong but if it did after 18 months warranty period then you will at least have $2,500 in the bank to cover any repair costs. A risk worth taking IMO (even without any guarantee). And if something went wrong say after four years, you wouldn’t be covered with the brand new unit anyway but you’d still have $2,500 to cover repairs with the used option.
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Old 10-17-2019, 09:39 PM
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If your dealer can get McIntosh to agree to honor their warranty which very clearly states it applies only to the original purchaser then they should be happy to put that in writing for you and make it part of the sale. If not then you are on your own. Helluva nice piece, I’m jealous!
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Old 10-18-2019, 12:45 AM
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I have decided to stay with the C2300/MC452 combo. Dealer I was doing trade with did not get his Mc dealership license renewed. Was not meant to happen for a reason.
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