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  1. BobbyTimmons

    McIntosh tour of their manufacturing in Binghamton, New York (YouTube, 4 parts, about 20 minutes total)

    Tour of the McIntosh factory in Binghamton, New York. YouTube, 4 parts, about 20 minutes total. Built in 1956, this factory is located at 2 Chambers Street in Binghamton, NY. According to the video they only produce between 50-100 products a month. Part I - circuit board manufacturing...
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    Could the McIntosh 12000 350watts blow the Sopra 1 speakers easily?

    I am slowly putting together my final system. After much time, I have picked out the Focal Sopra 1 bookshelves and the MacIntosh 12000 amp. But come to my dismay, I found the Sopra 1 recommended power is 25-150 watts (4 ohm). The MacIntosh is 350 watts x 2 (any ohm). Does this mean that there is...
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    Plugging in Kanta 2 8 ohm speakers into McIntosh 4 ohm port.

    I was in the hi fi store and I heard the McIntosh 12000 with the Focal Kanta 2s. I loved the sound...it really appealed to me. To me, it was really great synergy. Those are 8 ohm speakers (at least by Focals website). At the store, they were plugged into the McIntosh 4 ohm port. The person said...
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    McIntosh Auto Transformers - why doesn't more amps use auto transformers?

    I like how McIntosh is the same wattage no matter what ohm speaker is used. I have read this is because of it's auto transformers. This is the only brand that does this. How come other brands like Luxman, Yamaha, etc do not use auto transformers so it the wattage would be the same across all...
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    Opinions on putting together a used high end 3.1 speaker system w/ amp and receiver

    Hi everyone, I've been researching high end speakers and amps for a couple weeks now, and honestly it's overwhelming. I'm not super technical so reading reviews and trying to understand the charts just confuses me. I've gone to a couple shops to demo speakers and amps in person but they've...
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    Need advice to adjust A Processor

    Hi. As an owner of McIntosh MX123 (And MC255) I need an advice please . The MX123 is about 2 years with me , The setup was made by the seller with Audyssey setup. Didn’t like the results so invited a Friend that change preferences manually without Audyssey. After a wile . Again , The sound...
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    iPad Pro source with McIntosh DAC

    Hello fellow audiophiles, first post here. I'm currently using an Apple iPad Pro (3rd gen) to play Apple Music Lossless via the USB audio output, connected to a McIntosh MA5300 integrated amp. The McIntosh has a DA1 DAC module built-in where I'm using the USB audio input. On the iPad, the sound...
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    Looking to upgrade amplification and in need of smart minds to offer guidance.

    Hey everyone, thanks for reading in advance and thank you for any advice or insights you can throw my way. here’s my issue. I am currently using a Yamaha RXZ9 for a 7.2 system. My speakers are Bowers and Wilkins. 702S2 for the front 703’s for the side 704s for the rears and the larger 700...
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