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    Data and Power Control cables

    A quick question for McIntosh friends; the Data and Power Control cables that go out of one McIntosh component to another. Is there anything special about these cables? The only thing that McIntosh has on their website appear to be standard stereo 1/8" cables. Is this correct, or will I need a very specific cable.

    Thank you.
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    Re: Data and Power Control cables

    Nothing special. Normal 1/8 “ stereo cables work fine.
    Tom

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    Re: Data and Power Control cables

    Awesome, thank you... I also emailed McIntosh and received the following email five minutes later... amazing service!

    "Hi Randy,

    PWR CTL out from preamp-> Trigger in on MP100-> Trigger out of MP100 to > Trigger in on MR85 tuner.

    Sum Data out from C712 to Data in on MR85.

    This should do it.

    Stereo or mono cables, either should work fine.

    Thanks again,
    Ron Cornelius
    McIntosh"
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    Re: Data and Power Control cables

    Buy the cheapest from Amazon that looks decent.
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    Re: Data and Power Control cables

    Quote Originally Posted by Elberoth View Post
    Buy the cheapest from Amazon that looks decent.
    So, no need for the $65 each McIntosh cable .... I got to check, I might already have some. If not, I can pick up some from Amazon, maybe even something from Best Buy . I only need three.
    McIntosh C49, MR85, MC7100W, R778 | KEF LS50 Meta w/S2, KC62 (x2) | Rega RP8, Ania Pro, NEO PSU | Technics SL-1500C | Audio Technica VM740ML | Hexmat Eclipse, Yellow Bird, Molekula, Molekula Mini | Pro-Ject VC-E | Falcon NW PC Server (Roon Core & HQ Player) | Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Roon Controller) | Abyss Diana Phi | HeadAmp GS-X Mini | Astell&Kern SE200 | Oppo BDP105 | AudioQuest Niagara 1000

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    Re: Data and Power Control cables

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Myers View Post
    So, no need for the $65 each McIntosh cable .... I got to check, I might already have some. If not, I can pick up some from Amazon, maybe even something from Best Buy . I only need three.
    Monoprice has some decent 1/8" cables that are available in multiple lengths.

    Monoprice Onyx Series Auxiliary 3.5mm TRRS Audio & Microphone Cable, 3ft - Monoprice.com
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    Re: Data and Power Control cables

    Upon checking I actually have 4 cables in my "reserve cables" box. 3 are mono and 1 is stereo. Since Ron indicated that mono or stereo cables should work fine I think I will try it first with cables I already have and go from there. I think some other pieces I have had in the past required mono cables .
    McIntosh C49, MR85, MC7100W, R778 | KEF LS50 Meta w/S2, KC62 (x2) | Rega RP8, Ania Pro, NEO PSU | Technics SL-1500C | Audio Technica VM740ML | Hexmat Eclipse, Yellow Bird, Molekula, Molekula Mini | Pro-Ject VC-E | Falcon NW PC Server (Roon Core & HQ Player) | Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Roon Controller) | Abyss Diana Phi | HeadAmp GS-X Mini | Astell&Kern SE200 | Oppo BDP105 | AudioQuest Niagara 1000

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