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Old 10-11-2018, 08:53 PM
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I have been running McIntosh MC275 amplifiers for 5 years now, two of them running mono. After some arm twisting from my friend Marc I will be moving to a Audio Research GS150 very soon, should arrive mid next week. Honestly he didn't have to twist too hard.
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Did you find a buyer for the MC275s yet? I would think those would sell fairly quickly.

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I have been running McIntosh MC275 amplifiers for 5 years now, two of them running mono. After some arm twisting from my friend Marc I will be moving to a Audio Research GS150 very soon, should arrive mid next week. Honestly he didn't have to twist too hard.
Congratulations Steve! This Marc guy sure seems like a great friend!
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Congratulations Steve! This Marc guy sure seems like a great friend!
He’s a bad influence from what I hear.

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He’s a bad influence from what I hear.

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Yeah well you are worse, and you know it!
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Yes that Marc guy is a good friend and a bad influence at the same time!!!

Buck I haven't tried to sale the MC275's yet. Probably have them posted for sale by next weekend.
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Yeah well you are worse, and you know it!
I am not! I'm the frugal one......always looking for deals.
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Look what you did to your last house guest!
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Jodie, and I are getting a good chuckle out of this post! Congrats Steve! I'm sure it will sound amazing!
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Jodie, and I are getting a good chuckle out of this post! Congrats Steve! I'm sure they will sound amazing!
At least he won’t need a backhoe to get it in the house.
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