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  1. For sale:


    Mcintosh C2500 tube preamp. Purchased in 2014 from Complete A/V in Bedford, NH. Single owner in perfect condition, lightly used. Remote included along with original boxes and packing material.



    Oppo BDP-105D (Darbee Edition) Blu-Ray Player, silver finish. The ultimate component for any and all formats. Purchased in 2015, single owner in perfect condition. Original box and packing included.

    $900 (firm)


    INCLUDED with sale, if desired:

    (2) Nordost Super Flatline speaker cables with banana terminations

    (2) Analysis Plus XLR interconnects

    I have various other cables. If you need something specific and would like it thrown in, just ask.

    Please ask any questions you’d like to know. Offers will be considered. I take pride in my equipment and have kept these clean and well maintained. I will provide pictures via email upon request.


    I prefer local pickup, but will ship if I must.

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  2. Thanks.


    Any recommendations on brands for a switch? There's certainly a lot of options out there. Am I losing much in the way of sound going through a switch?


    Edit: reading some other posts, seems like a lot of people choose to stay away from switches at all costs. To that end, is there a way to use the Mac preamp as the main supply to the speakers, and run interconnects to the receiver through an output?


    Second Edit: https://www.whathifi.com/us/features/how-to-combine-stereo-and-surround-sound-in-one-brilliant-av-system I believe I've found my answer. Use the preouts of the Denon AVR to the processor inputs of the C2500, assign an external amp on the AVR. We'll see...

  3. I have a home theater setup that I like, and a music stereo setup that I also like. The problem is that I want to be able to use the fronts for both. Home theater is a Denon AVR, which is fine. Stereo is tube McIntosh.


    What are my options, other than swapping cables to the fronts? Any ideas would be welcome!

  4. 13 hours ago, wstrickland1 said:

    just thinking of how nice these would be with the Sansui 9090db I just acquired. You know where I live and everything :D


    You know, Billy, we could just start a co-op to use each other's gear whenever instead of selling it to one another!?!? HAHA


    If you're interested, though, I can't think of anyone else I'd rather have enjoying these beauties!!

  5. Original Boxes, all documents, Perfect Condition. They have about 250-300 hrs on them, so you don't even need to break them in. 


    I am willing to drive up to 400 miles from Charleston if need be, but a date will have to be arranged as my schedule is a bit tricky. 


    These speakers are wonderful, but I had to make a decision between these and my California Black Walnut editions. No need to keep them both, unfortunately.


    Thanks for looking! 






  6. On 11/1/2016 at 11:55 PM, Dawson's Ridge said:

    Good to hear that the McIntosh CD player sounds better than the iPod.


    Well, when you put it like that... :)


    I've seen a lot of CD players from the early years that just don't have the ability to play a newer CD, for whatever reason. My amazement was more about how well-performing the 7000 was than the fact that it sounded better than the IPod. But yeah, point taken. Looking back... haha

  7. 2 hours ago, Scrappydue said:

    If you wanna sacrifice then sure. Vinyl wrapped once again vs REAL wood to match your rf-7ii plus a tiny (in comparison) 1" titanium TWEETER vs a 1.75" titanium COMPRESSION DRIVER. There's your biggest difference. Plus it's the match to your rf-7ii. Get what matches. You'll be happier in the long run. Buy once cry once. 


    I looked into it more and already decided on the 64II. Now to find the right one.

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  8. I recently acquired some vintage Mac gear for my bedroom, and it blows my mind how good the MCD7000 sounds. This player was made in 1985 and still has the chops to produce unbelievable sound. I compared the sound of the CD to the same song on my IPod and it wasn't even close. The only button on the remote that works is the Play button, but that was kind of expected. Big thanks to the guys at mcintoshcabinets.com for their outstanding work. Money well spent. Thought I'd share a couple pics. The MA6200 Integrated is pushing my 70th Anniv. Heresy's.



  9. 10 minutes ago, Schu said:

    SC is about as far away as you can get... But I have one


    Yeah, NV is not gonna happen. Unfortunately. Thanks, though.

  10. 5 hours ago, Scrappydue said:

    Yep rc-64ii only way to go. And to answer your question the 450c and 450ca are EXACTLY the same speaker. A version was 100$ more to compensate being done in real wood veneer to match the older atmos towers. New atmos towers are vinyl wrapped so they only had to have one center. It was confusing people. Obviously lol. 


    So yeah 64ii. Don't get a reference premiere center. 


    What about an RC-62II?

  11. I'm currently running RF-7II fronts with Atmos Elevation speakers on top of those and an SVS sub. All running off a Marantz SR5010. I'm looking to add a center channel.


    Is the RP-450CA vastly different from say, the RP-450C?? If the Atmos Elevations can be used as normal rear surrounds, can the Atmos center also be used normal center? I feel like I'm asking really dumb questions here, but I've found myself stuck between committing to an Atmos setup and still wanting to have the flexibility to use my gear however makes sense for the room.


    Does it make sense to have my setup as is, with the addition of a center but without rear surrounds? I'm tempted to just buy an RP-250C and use the Elevations as rears. Any insight would be appreciated as I don't have a whole lot of depth to my Atmos knowledge. Thanks!!

  12. On 10/19/2016 at 11:49 AM, Scrappydue said:

    For what's it's worth I would try and have someone demo before buying. I personally received a damaged sub. Box looked perfect and when I opened it there were cracks in the veneer all over the place. Klípsch replaced it with a new one but I'd hate for you to sell that to someone and then get it home to find it was damaged inside the box. Good luck with the sale. It's a sweet sub. I thought mine was awesome. If I had the cash I would still have it and a pair of p-17s for a 2.1 setup 


    That's actually the exact setup I was going for when I bought it, but the sub was shipped out before Klipsch could get word to me that the P-17s that I ordered had just run out of stock. So now I'm stuck with this awesome sub with no matching mains. Not a terrible problem to have, I suppose. I went ahead and opened the box to at least check the physical condition and its in perfect shape veneer-wise.

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  13. 3 hours ago, jjptkd said:

    You'd sell the Palladium sub for $1200? That seems like a great deal and generous offer. Any particular reason you're willing to let it go? Good luck guys!

    I said I would sell either, not necessarily at his quoted price for the PB-13. That being said, I have the P312w on sale in this very forum for 1500. The SVS I have is not worth 1200, that was simply included for an option to think about.


    On ‎9‎/‎5‎/‎2016 at 3:20 PM, Hoenig said:

    Would like to buy another SVS PB 13 Ultra if available. Willing to pay $1,200 in cash and pick up. I live in Lexington KY and will drive 250 miles each way. Open to different brands, DIY, etc. 

    Any suggestions or items for sale let me know. Cash in hand. Thanks 


    I have an SVS 25-31 PCI Sub and a Palladium P312W Sub. I would sell either. I live near Charleston, SC.

  15. 2 minutes ago, jimjimbo said:

    Two MC275's....nice.  Have you had other Mcintosh tube amps before?  Wonder how you would compare them with your current config?


    I've never had any other Mac tube gear, but I have a Dared Integrated, and as expected, it does not compare whatsoever to the 275. I saved for a long time for the Mac gear, then the second one came available at a good time and I couldn't be happier. 

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