Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Radiotron, Aug 10, 2012.
Very cool video posted today:
Very cool! Stopped by there recently.
Great video. Spent 3 days at the factory as part of "McMasters" certification in '02. That place is great, a true nirvana for audio hardware geeks.
must... resist... blue lights...
Well done promo. Thanks for posting it.
Cool Beans, Dan
From a McIntosh tube diehard, Thanks
Not long ago I became a vintage McIntosh owner. I bought a mint restored MC2105 from a dealer in Portland and a mint C29 preamp from Tom Manley. Beautiful to look at and listen to. I'm very happy with both pieces of equipment. Thanks for posting the video.
Very interesting video. Thank you very much for posting
Great video! Classic gear from a classic company.
You know, I just saw that about a week ago, but I didn't bookmark it. So thanks for the link!
Great video. Love the part where they pour tar into the output transformer. Very cool. Might have to drive to Binghamton for a tour!
Thanks for posting.
Great video, thanks for posting!
A few months ago, I stepped up to the McIntosh world. They even show one of the pieces I bought, the C2300 preamp, at the 3:50 mark on that video!
Late edit: I forgot to add that I called and easily spoke with Charles when I was in need of questions, before buying and he was so helpful and kind, to answer each and every question that I had. If only there were more manufacturing companies like McIntosh in the USA, we'd have fewer problems with jobs.
Chris, Chuck is great and one of the many reasons why McIntosh has been around since the late 40's.
Made in USA has merit & historical significance with this company.
Congrats on probably the best single box preamp in the McIntosh stables in some time.
Coordinate ahead and you will receive a tour.
Thanks Bob and it's nice to know that I bought well. How do you feel about the amp that I chose, the MC452 ... http://www.mcintoshlabs.com/us/products/pages/ProductDetails.aspx?CatId=Amplifiers&ProductId=MC452
Very nice. I often consider upgrading my MC-402 to this model.
Excellent choice Chris with the C2300 tube preamp. Another 110 lb monster in the stables of McIntosh, but manageable; unlike the MC602 that no one can carry!!!
Beautiful stereo amp; no, scratch that; gorgeous.
It would be a nice upgrade path Sam.
Thanks for sharing. I subscribed.
Thanks for the link: it's fun to see the continuity between their older and newer components
The MC452 just got a nice review.
Thanks Sam! You should be glad to know that you and your good taste in high end equipment, have had a part in both my old sound system and my new one. You may not remember, but about a year or so ago I PM'ed you, asking your opinion of updating my old (and still loved), Denon AVR-5800, with a new Denon receiver and you basically said, "Don't do it!" and that made me reconsider the direction to take. Even with a fairly large collection of "multichannel" SACD's, DVD-A's and DTS discs, I opted to put the old 5800 on the shelf and box up my old Paradigm Studio 100's v2 and center channel and thus go exclusively 2-channel.
The other major link in both my old and new sound systems that you had an unknown hand in, is my recent purchase of a OPPO Digital BDP-95 Universal player, which replaces my old OPPO BDP-83 Special Edition.
I was originally worried about my two main sound systems both being 2-channel only, but the other system (Scott 299b tube amp with Klipsch Chorus speakers) is such a nice and warm sounding system, I just can't let it go, even though my wife would LOVE to see those huge tree trunks out of her house. I have to be honest and admit that every once in a while, I get an itch to hear the O'Jay's "For The Love Of Money" in surround on SACD, but then I think of the time and space that it takes to reconnect the old system and the itch fades away, pretty quickly!
Thanks Bob! You are so right, both of these McIntosh pieces are heavy monsters and I don't even want to think of moving them again, anytime soon! For those of you that have never bought a piece of equipment from McIntosh, just getting the purchase from the box to shelf is a life changing experience. I was SO afraid that I would crack that front glass panel, I can't begin to tell you of my fear. McIntosh ships their product, as if it were going to war and their packaging is awe inspiring! Note: We don't live in that large of a house and we may have to add on, just to house the empty boxes, they are THAT large!!!
Thanks for the review, motercitydave! Again, when spending this kind of money (not normal for me), it's VERY relieving to know that I made some good choices.
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