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  1. For sale is this awesome McIntosh C20 tube preamplifier, considered by many to be the finest tube preamp McIntosh ever made. It has been thoroughly cleaned and serviced by an exceptional tube tech with all voltages checked and confirmed to be within spec. All controls have been cleaned and work perfectly/silently. Cosmetically, it's in very good condition but does have some oxidation and pitting on the top and back, which is typical of these older Macs. The faceplate is clean with no cracks. All of the tubes test strong and should be good to go for years to come. I believe the 12AX7s and 12AU7s are Telefunkens, but I can't be 100 percent sure. The silkscreening has worn off them, but they have the telltale Telefunken diamond in their bottoms. I've been using this amp daily and it sounds fantastic. It's plug-and-play and ready for a new home. Asking $2650. I'm in Northern Virginia and would prefer a local sale, but I'm willing to ship if necessary. I'd prefer a cash deal, but I might consider a trade or partial trade for the right speakers.
  2. For sale is this fully serviced pair of McIntosh MC30 mono block amplifiers, widely considered to be among the best tube amplifiers ever made. The amps were thoroughly serviced by a superb vintage tube tech about six months ago. The amps have been brought fully into spec and up to date for safe operation. The amps were also fully re-tubed using carefully selected new old stock tubes (an expensive undertaking). They operate perfectly and sound fantastic. I thought I'd never sell them, but I need to downsize. The amps come with two sets of output tubes: NOS GE 6L6 metal-case tubes (the same type McIntosh initially included with them) and new production Tung-Sol 7581A's, which are really nice tubes. Both sets have less than 20 hours of use on them, so you will be set for tubes for many years to come. The amps are in above-average cosmetic shape, showing some slight pitting in the chrome, which is typical of McIntosh amps of this vintage. For this plug-and-play pair of awesome MC30s, I'm asking $2600. In located in Northern Virginia and would prefer a local sale, but I'm willing to ship if necessary.
  3. For sale is this fully serviced pair of McIntosh MC30 mono block amplifiers, widely considered to be among the best tube amplifiers ever made. The amps were thoroughly serviced by a superb vintage tube tech about six months ago. The amps have been brought fully into spec and up to date for safe operation. The amps were also fully re-tubed using carefully selected new old stock tubes (an expensive undertaking). They operate perfectly and sound fantastic. I thought I'd never sell them, but I need to downsize. The amps come with two sets of output tubes: NOS GE 6L6 metal-case tubes (the same type McIntosh initially included with them) and new production Tung-Sol 7581A's, which are really nice tubes. Both sets have less than 20 hours of use on them, so you will be set for tubes for many years to come. The amps are in above-average cosmetic shape, showing some slight pitting in the chrome, which is typical of McIntosh amps of this vintage. For this plug-and-play pair of awesome MC30s, I'm asking $2600.
  4. FWIW: If anyone is reading this, I've found much of what has been written about the various versions of the Epics to be inaccurate -- at least in my experience. I've been told the V3s have colored wiring inside, shorter ports and different woofers (with slight stripes visible in the cones rather than pure black). Based on my serial numbers, which start with 300, I've been told mine are V3s. But my pair were built in 1994, which is early in the run (they are labeled as such inside the cabinets). That should make them V1's. But they have shorter ports. That should make them V2, V3. But their wiring inside is the clear-jacket wiring used in V1. But they have the later-model woofers. So ... nothing checks out. I've also found they sound fantastic with low-powered amps. I'm driving mine with a 12 watt Line Magnetic 211ia tube amp and they sound spectacular. I've tried them with higher-powered solid state gear by Bel Canto and found them to sound overly clinical. At 12 watts of tube power, they image magnificently, have insanely tight, controlled bass and have super-fast transients. Vocals and acoustic guitar are just magical. One thing I did find to be true: If you can find a pair of EV dh1506 compression drivers to replace the stock drivers, you'll be amazed at the improvement in mids/highs. It's startling and at first almost overwhelming, but once you get used to the different sound, you'll be glad you made the switch -- at least I was. I'm just sharing this so other Epic owners out there will know there's more than one way to get great sound out of these speakers, whatever version they may be. Enjoy!
  5. Also: My woofers and the ones I've found are all labeled K-30-KN. Not sure if that tells anyone anything helpful.
  6. So ... I'm still on the hunt for a replacement woofer and have found someone who is selling a pair of them, but he says they are from Version 3 of the CF-4s. Does anyone know if these are different from the ones in Version 2? Also: Are the compression drivers from version 3's the same as Version 2's? He's selling a couple of those too and I'm thinking of buying them to keep as spares. Also: I'm assuming that mine are Version 2's because they have shorter ports but the wiring inside isn't color-coded. Is that correct? I know they aren't version 1's but want to be sure they aren't version 3's. So ... assuming mine are V2's, will woofers from V3's be a match? And would the compression drivers be a good match? Thanks for all your help.
  7. Thanks! for finding this! I've left a message for them. Hopefully their inventory list is up to date. Now I just need to find a forum member who lives in Ill. and wouldn't mind receiving and forwarding a package for me. I really appreciate your help.
  8. Sent him a message. Thanks for the tips. Also -- for those keeping score, my trick of rotating the woofer turned out to be wishful thinking. It's still rubbing and sounds like crap. I may send it off to be re-coned. If anyone has a recommendation for a place to have this done, I'm all ears. Right now I'm looking at Simply Speakers.
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