AudioAficionado.org  

Go Back   AudioAficionado.org > Manufacturers Forums > McIntosh Audio

McIntosh Audio A Tradition of Excellence

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #41  
Old 04-22-2019, 10:03 AM
urbanluthier urbanluthier is online now
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 3
Default

Nice review. The author is a composer, I enjoyed his thoughts on live vs recorded. I got to hear both the MC462 and a Bryston 4B3 in the same room in similar setups. At sensible listening levels, I found it hard to tell the difference. Not surprising given both are AB amps utilizing similar approach to reduce distortion (quad balanced vs quad complementary)
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 04-22-2019, 11:24 AM
Bob Bubeck Bob Bubeck is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Michigan
Posts: 101
Default

Agreed. A nice thoughtful review with helpful measurements. A feeling that I come away with, however, is that the chosen speakers for audition (Harbeth 30.2 and B&W 702 S2) are likely to be under matched to an MC462. To pick one aspect, one might suspect that both of those speakers will not reveal the degree of imagining and holographic sound staging of which the MC462 is capable. This aspect was not sufficiently addressed or emphasized in the review. Just before the review for the MC462 in the issue is a review for the Wilson Yvettes, which would (as an example) more strongly reveal the strengths of the amplifier and enable making an even stronger case for it.

YMMV

Bob

Last edited by Bob Bubeck; 04-22-2019 at 11:26 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 04-22-2019, 12:39 PM
urbanluthier urbanluthier is online now
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 3
Default

I had the same feeling. I'm using a Bryston 3B3 with the Harbeth SHL5+, like the monitor 30.2 in the review -- they are so easy to drive that even the 200W 3B3 can play too loud for comfort - i could imagine the Mc462 melting the drivers if pushed! I would have been nice to here the reviewer's impressions of MC462 manages with some speakers with really nasty impedance curves (Wilson's, big B&Ws even some of the Sonus Fabers)

Last edited by urbanluthier; 04-22-2019 at 02:09 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Audioaficionado.org tested by Norton Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:49 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
ęCopyright 2009-2019 AudioAficionado.org.Privately owned, All Rights Reserved.
Audio Aficionado Sponsors
AudioAficionado Subscriber
AudioAficionado Subscriber
Fortress
Fortress
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Wyred4Sound
Wyred4Sound
Dragonfire Acoustics
Dragonfire Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
Esoteric
Esoteric
AC Infinity
AC Infinity
JL Audio
JL Audio
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Legend Audio & Video
Legend Audio & Video
Audio by E
Audio by E
Canton
Canton
Bryston
Bryston
WireWorld Cables
WireWorld Cables
Stillpoints
Stillpoints
Bricasti Design
Bricasti Design
Furutech
Furutech
Shunyata Research
Shunyata Research
Accuphase
Accuphase