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    McIntosh 901

    Mcintosh MC901 Dual Mono Amp.

    The MC901 is a monoblock amplifier that drives a single speaker. But it is unlike any other monoblock amplifier. What makes the MC901 so unique is that it's two amplifiers combined into one. Adding to the uniqueness is that each amplifier is of differing design philosophies: the MC901 consists of a 300 Watt vacuum tube amplifier attached to a 600 Watt solid state amplifier on one unified chassis.

    Unit Dimensions (W x H x D):
    17-1/2" (44.5cm) x 13-1/4" (33.7cm) x 29-1/2" (74.9cm)

    Shipping Dimensions (W x H x D):
    24-13/16" (63cm) x 18-3/8" (46.7cm) x 36-1/4" (92.1cm)

    Unit Weight:
    170 lbs (77.1 kg)

    Shipping Weight:
    190 lbs (86.2 kg)

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    Re: McIntosh 901

    Very interesting.


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    Re: McIntosh 901

    Interesting, Mike. Are you taking on Mac components or is this just FYI?

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    Re: McIntosh 901

    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrassphile View Post
    Interesting, Mike. Are you taking on Mac components or is this just FYI?
    He wanted to give you another chance to change your mind in the next 2 weeks
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    Re: McIntosh 901

    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrassphile View Post
    Interesting, Mike. Are you taking on Mac components or is this just FYI?
    Nope. Just an FYI.


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    https://suncoastaudio.com/
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    Re: McIntosh 901

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfax View Post
    He wanted to give you another chance to change your mind in the next 2 weeks
    Noooooo! He’s all set with Pass!


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    "We can hear everything we measure, but we can't measure everything we hear. Let your ears be your guide."

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    https://suncoastaudio.com/
    Phone: 941-932-0282
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    Re: McIntosh 901

    At least we know they aren’t sitting still.

    I just realized that they are two separate amps in one box, holy cr@p!
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    Re: McIntosh 901

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfax View Post
    He wanted to give you another chance to change your mind in the next 2 weeks

    Now cut that out!! LOL!!

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    Re: McIntosh 901

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    At least we know they aren’t sitting still.

    I just realized that they are two separate amps in one box, holy cr@p!
    Joe.......That is correct, two separate amplifiers, two separate power supplies, and an electronic crossover all on one chassis. 170 lbs. of serious McIntosh amplification.
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    Re: McIntosh 901

    Is the 901 a monblock or stereo amp? It certainly looks interesting, I wonder what tubes are used, if the signal is kept low until the solid state or a more high level tube.

    Woe, I missed something, I thought Bluegrass was lined up with Gryphon?
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