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Old 05-19-2019, 04:11 AM
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Just sayin A company that sells Bryston and not McIntosh is going to favor What they sell ???
Totally agree. I would have reservations about a company that did not believe in its own equipment.

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Old 05-19-2019, 07:23 PM
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I have been potting Transformers for 20 year's at McIntosh. I am sure there's an explanation for this.
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Old 06-15-2019, 03:25 AM
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I'm very excited to get a pair sometime next year. It will be matched with my JBL speakers. Should be a good match!
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Old 09-12-2019, 12:30 AM
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Very Happy with the 462.
I have never heard Led Zepplin’s guitars sound so beautiful! I was astonished at the detail of each individual note!
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Old 09-12-2019, 12:06 PM
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Class A rated per this months Stereophile.
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Old 09-12-2019, 03:39 PM
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Here is a link to the review by Sasha Matson. I’m not familiar with him but I think he did a very good job running this amp through its paces.

https://www.stereophile.com/content/...ower-amplifier

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I think John Atkinson summed up the new McIntosh MC462 in the last paragraph of his Measurements section in Stereophile, "Summing up the McIntosh MC462's measured performance is easy: It is an extraordinarily well-engineered, exceptionally powerful amplifier." That about says it all.
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Old 09-14-2019, 09:02 AM
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I love mine. Really took my speakers performance to the level they deserved.
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Hi guys, new guy here
I just installed my new MC462, Im using my previous MAC 6700 as a pre. I had recently purchased a pair of B&W 803d3, and had noticed that while the 200w receiver could drive them appropriately it lacked the headroom to them justice at high volume levels. The 462 has completely resolved that issue and now I can drive the BW's to live music levels without ever having to worry about overdriving the amp. The resolution is amazing at any listening level. My 803's are partnered with a pair of DB'1s that I had as part of the previous 805d centered system. The new 803's work brilliantly and seamlessly with the DB1's set to the the old 802D preset.
Literally love the MC462, its is completely neutral without sounding sterile and has essentially bottomless reserves of power that make the B&W 803d3 "sing". Anyone that has ever hinted that BW's can't rock or handle "party material" with gusto needs to listen to the D800 series with a decent amp.
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Congratulations! Enjoy. Are you thinking of swapping out the 6700 for dedicated McIntosh preamp? So many choices.
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