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    Re: McIntosh 901

    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    The true test will be if these amps sell well. If they do, other amp manufacturers will jump on the bandwagon.
    Mark.......Yes, it will be interesting to see if another audio manufacturer follows with their version of a dual mono amplifier. McIntosh's concept of combining high power tube amplification along with solid state amplification on a single chassis that features fully independent power supplies for each amp, plus integrating an electronic crossover into the package, sets the MC901 apart from anything presently being offered. In my opinion, the total MC901 package in and of itself guarantees this amplifier will become a classic audio component despite sales volume. It represents a niche application for sure, so the actual sales numbers may not be that high. Time will tell.
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    Re: McIntosh 901

    It does appear to be a great Amp. Unfortunately, at $35,000 it is something I would have a very hard time justifying. Simply another case of something that looks wonderful that a hard working person with a real good job will never be able to afford.
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    Re: McIntosh 901

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Myers View Post
    It does appear to be a great Amp. Unfortunately, at $35,000 it is something I would have a very hard time justifying. Simply another case of something that looks wonderful that a hard working person with a real good job will never be able to afford.
    I think it’s all relative with the perceived value to the customer.

    Many people that grovel about audio pricing are also driving luxury cars that cost as much or more than their audio gear.

    The opposite is also true ; I know many Audio people that aren’t car people etc..

    There is always the eventual stereo version; plus who pays MSRP?

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    Re: McIntosh 901

    I guess I can see your point, although I am still shocked at how out of whack pricing has gotten since returning to this crazy hobby a few years ago. Yes good equipment was always expensive, but it was never close to as high as it has become even keeping inflation, etc. in mind. My perspective may very well be influenced some what by the cost of living here also. Exactly why my wife and I are seriously considering moving out of here when we retire in a few years.

    I guess another good perspective is visiting up in the bay area. Tesla's are insanely expensive in a comparison to other what I would consider similar cars, but in the bay area it seems like every other car is a Tesla. I know they are built there, but still... Then again what would be a great income in 90% of the country is poverty levels there.

    So I guess the amount of disposable income versus amount that you make has to figure into the equation. Having a great salary here is not the same as having the same amount in most of the country .

    By the way, the auto point is somewhat valid, but not entirely. I drive cars for luxury, true, but also safety. I was blind sided a couple years back by some guy who bought a big old heavy SUV the night before; he had never driven before and had no license. My car protected me. The first responder said they would have been scrapping me off the pavement if I was driving a typical Japanese car... just saying.... my poor BMW was destroyed, but I walked away from it.
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