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    Re: What's the hype with Mcintosh amps : how to choose ? and which ones are well rated ?

    Not all amps are created equal and I am sure it's the same with McIntosh. Some are better than others.

    Not all Pass Labs amps sound the same as well.
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    Re: What's the hype with Mcintosh amps : how to choose ? and which ones are well rated ?

    Hello Guys
    Thanks for the input
    Some thoughts about my hifi journey :
    1. I bought the audiophysics for their ability for vocal , and used them with solid state (Belles MB200 monos) , fantastic ,but bass shy in my room Under the roof (5m * 6m)
    2. Then had the opportunity to buy a sentimental object (Icom MB845) .. great great lift in the sound
    3. The MB 845 got broken , and I am currently using the Virgos with Belles SA30 (class A) .. good sound , and radically changed when I installed the GAIA3 feet Under the speakers

    As such , I'm waiting for the MB845 to be repaired , but just pondering about mcintosh (looks of course)
    The manufacturer of Audiophysics has no recommendation , but in forums , loads of people tend to associate them with tube amps or class A

    So , in the perspective of Mcintosh , I don't know which type to go for : tube or transistor
    Regarding the sound , I guess that I should get a dealer to lend me one , but in my area no one sells that ..
    That's why I need your views , and help
    Cheers

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    Re: What's the hype with Mcintosh amps : how to choose ? and which ones are well rated ?

    How much power do you need/want?
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    Re: What's the hype with Mcintosh amps : how to choose ? and which ones are well rated ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zaheer View Post
    So , in the perspective of Mcintosh , I don't know which type to go for : tube or transistor
    Regarding the sound , I guess that I should get a dealer to lend me one , but in my area no one sells that ..
    That's why I need your views , and help
    Cheers
    If this is temporary, keep in mind stronger resale value on MacIntosh tube gear.

    I would suggest seeking out a loaner or buying a dedicated amp to run the woofers.

    I too, am a convert to Triodes and few amplifiers can emulate their best qualities.

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    Re: What's the hype with Mcintosh amps : how to choose ? and which ones are well rated ?

    Quote Originally Posted by anji12305 View Post
    If this is temporary, keep in mind stronger resale value on MacIntosh tube gear.

    I would suggest seeking out a loaner or buying a dedicated amp to run the woofers.

    I too, am a convert to Triodes and few amplifiers can emulate their best qualities.

    Thanks

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    Re: What's the hype with Mcintosh amps : how to choose ? and which ones are well rated ?

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    How much power do you need/want?
    Hello
    Ideally , the audiophysics are 4 ohm speakers
    I guess that 200 w should be enough
    Cheers

 

 
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