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About 32blownhemi

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    Ventura, Ca
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    Music... Cars... Guns... Working out...
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    So far; La Scala Commercial Speakers w/ K-402 Horns... Two Mc275 VI amp's... C2600 pre-amp... Danley DTS-10 sub... Crown XTI 4002 amp... Xilica XP4080 processor...

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  1. MCINTOSH MCC404 AND MCC301M CAR AUDIO AMPLIFIERS

    I had a McIntosh car amp in my hot rod along with Focal Utopia Speakers. Sounded fantastic when the motor wasn't running but with 650 HP it's hard to hear...
  2. Tubes bad in 80 days on new Mc275? Are they BS'ing me?

    NOPE, I had to pay $300!!! Picked it up yesterday. Latest update was the lady in the warrantee Dept at McIntosh (Sharon or Shannon?) said "McIntosh warranties tube amp's for 90 days. Period! But, then why did she research {or so she said} what was going on by talking to the repair shop (George Meyer in Los Angeles). She said weeks ago it would depend on what the repair man said. When I picked the amp up at the place I bough it at (Shelley's Audio in Woodland Hills, Calif) Alon (salesman) said "Repair guy said tubes had excessive wear on them. And that he paid Meyer's $300 for the repair." Alon said tubes can wear out in 3000 hours. I only used the amp for 80 days. The day I got my Xilica back in the mail from Chris who programed it for me until it quit working. For it to be left on for 3000 hours in 80 days it would have had to be left on for 37 1/2 hours a day straight... Oh, and shouldn't they have given me the old tubes back? Bill
  3. Tubes bad in 80 days on new Mc275? Are they BS'ing me?

    NOPE, I had to pay $300!!! Picked it up yesterday. Latest update was the lady in the warrantee Dept at McIntosh (Sharon or Shannon?) said "McIntosh warranties tube amp's for 90 days. Period! But, then why did she research {or so she said} what was going on by talking to the repair shop (George Meyer in Los Angeles). She said weeks ago it would depend on what the repair man said. When I picked the amp up at the place I bough it at (Shelley's Audio in Woodland Hills, Calif) Alon (salesman) said "Repair guy said tubes had excessive wear on them. And that he paid Meyer's $300 for the repair." Alon said tubes can wear out in 3000 hours. I only used the amp for 80 days. The day I got my Xilica back in the mail from Chris who programed it for me until it quit working. For it to be left on for 3000 hours in 80 days it would have had to be left on for 37 1/2 hours a day straight... Oh, and shouldn't they have given me the old tubes back? Bill
  4. Tubes bad in 80 days on new Mc275? Are they BS'ing me?

    I think I'm safe from the fire. It's mostly in the mountains & I'm close to the beach. And I'm a prepper so I've got plenty of food, water, etc... I'd go there but the freeways are nuts... And I'm wondering with the electricity going on/off if it's not bad for my amp?
  5. What center channel with Jubilee's?

    Thank You for all the replies! It looks like there's a lot more to doing this than I realized. So it's off the table for now. But, it's good to know the options available...
  6. Tubes bad in 80 days on new Mc275? Are they BS'ing me?

    I hope so, didn't get a chance to go get the amp today. Probably not tomorrow either. I live in Ventura, Calif. The town is on fire. Although I don't think it could get to me...
  7. Tubes bad in 80 days on new Mc275? Are they BS'ing me?

    Update! I talked to McIntosh today & I'll find out tomorrow if they will cover the tubes. I must admit I'm impressed with their customer service. I wasn't impressed at first so here's the long story. I called & talked to the warrantee dept. The lady just said tubes aren't covered, period. I told her the story r/e 80 days of use, not even everyday & only 1-2 hours at a time. I told her where I bought it & she asked who repaired it. I said I didn't know. She said she was transferring me to another department. The answering machine picked up & I though. Oh great, she just got rid of me! So I called the place I bought it from & asked them who repaired it. I then called the warrantee dept back & before I could say anything the lady said. "I just called the place where they repaired it & I'm waiting for a call back". I asked her how she knew who repaired it & she just chuckled... And while I was talking to her the department where I left the message at called me back! So even if they don't cover the tubes I'm impressed! Bill
  8. What center channel with Jubilee's?

    If I go HT with jubilees & 402 horns for front LR what center speaker would you use? I have 2 La Scala's that I could use for rear LR. I read where you want your center channel to be your best speaker. How do you do that when your front LR are Jube's? Another Jube? A La Scala center? Thank You! Bill
  9. Tubes bad in 80 days on new Mc275? Are they BS'ing me?

    Thanks everyone for all the replies! If he hasn't called the factory & gotten an approval for my repair to be free then I'll call Monday. Won't hurt anything. Bill
  10. Tubes bad in 80 days on new Mc275? Are they BS'ing me?

    He said they replaced the 4 big tubes. I asked if all 4 were bad & he said he didn't know how many were bad but that they would replace them all not just the bad one/ones. I told him how little I'd used the amp & he said he'd call McIntosh & see if they wouldn't cover it.... So is this right? All 4 not just the bad ones? Thank You! Bill
  11. Tubes bad in 80 days on new Mc275? Are they BS'ing me?

    Thank You EMMR & Derrick, all he said was transformer on the phone message so don't know which one it was. I'll get details when he gets to work. So a bad transformer could have ruined the tubes? Should run 24/7 for a year? So mine ran continuously for 2-3 days. Something isn't right... So it must not be all the tubes for $300, I'll find out... Bill
  12. Tubes bad in 80 days on new Mc275? Are they BS'ing me?

    Brand new from an approved McIntosh dealer. I'll report back after I talk to him tomorrow.... One time I accidentally left it on for 8 hours. Including those 8 hours II wouldn't be a bit surprised if the amp didn't have any more than 50 hours on it... Thank You! Bill
  13. Tubes bad in 80 days on new Mc275? Are they BS'ing me?

    Thank you! By the time I got the message it was to late to call him back but his message said "unfortunately you needed a new set of tubes". So my guess is a 'set' is all the tubes? I'll find out tomorrow. I read the link on the vintage tubes although to late as the tubes have already been replaced. Or maybe I'll use the amp that's just got fixed for the low's & replace the tubes in my other 275 for the highs? Should they be giving me back my old tubes? Thanks! Bill
  14. It was 80 days from the day I bi-amped my Jubscala's with a second Mc275 to the day it quit working. I took it back to the McIntosh dealer that I bought it from to be fixed & he sent it off. Just got a phone message from him today saying there were two problems. An open transformer & it was under warrantee so fixed for free & bad tubes but the warrantee is up. So I own $300 for the tubes. He said the tubes had extreme wear on them. Asked if I leave it on for long periods of time. One time I left the house & it was on for 8 hours but other than that only when I play it. And I don't really listen to it that often. Just 2 channel, no surround sound. Is this possible? Thank You! Bill
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