Psyberpunk

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    Michael

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  1. 802D3 would be pretty amazing!! I imagine these things would be in the same league though.
  2. @KLEA do you think my MC302 would be enough power for these?
  3. Is the tech fixing the laser or did he just inspect it?
  4. You didn't like them?
  5. Bill of www.thefactoryaudio.com has always been good repairing stuff for me.
  6. I'm not T.T
  7. See I feel like all the good stuff is always in Melbourne!!
  8. There are some interesting comparisons between two floor standers in the VA range, the Beethoven Baby Grand and the Beethoven Concert Grand in a post below: I have owned both of these floors standers for considerable periods of time, I upgraded the BBG to the BCG about 8 months ago and haven't looked back. I agree with your assessment, to me the mid range is nicer and the BCG also create a far larger sound stage. It was like going from being at the back of the auditorium to the front seats! Bass wise the BCG perform better, adding some noticeable improvement in the ability to reproduce lower bass with a bit more impact. This is by no means over the top and still in keeping with the overall neutrality of the speakers signature sound. I've found other brands 'sparkle' in the store next to VA speakers, however when it comes to actually living with them that sparkle actually becomes their downfall, with the VA's remaining beautifully accurate but no grating in the top end. In that same vane both VA's don't produce huge bass, but in my experience the BCG do a much better job of digging the sub bass out of electronic music with a subwoofer-esque like ability. Basically, where there is super low bass you get a much better 'kick' feel from the BCG's than the BBG's. I've ran both with Solid State and Valve gear (all McIntosh, MC275, MC302, MHA100, MA7000 & MA5200) and can say that they will punch lower with the solid state and create a bigger, but shallower sound stage. With valves you loose some of the super low end but the paring yields a beautifully rich, slightly narrower and incredibly deep soundstage which I found fantastically intimate with the BCG's if you want to listen at lower volumes. I've found the BCG's were pickier and prefer to be paired on a 4ohm tap over 8ohm, where as there was not so much difference (if any) for the BBG's. The BBC's were happy on either 8 or 4ohm. My old man has also just recently bought a pair of new vienna acoustics haydn grand which are also quite lovely. We compared them in store to B&W and Sonos Faber of similar and slightly higher prices and preferred the haydn. At the end of the day - choose with your ears! It really helps to go and have a listen.
  9. I have owned both for considerable periods of time, I upgraded the BBG to the BCG about 8 months ago and haven't looked back. I agree with your assessment, to me the mid range is nicer and the BCG also create a far larger sound stage. It was like going from being at the back of the auditorium to the front seats! Bass wise the BCG perform better, adding some noticeable improvement in the ability to reproduce lower bass with a bit more impact. This is by no means over the top and still in keeping with the overall neutrality of the speakers signature sound. I've found other brands 'sparkle' in the store next to VA speakers, however when it comes to actually living with them that sparkle actually becomes their downfall, with the VA's remaining beautifully accurate but no grating in the top end. In that same vane both VA's don't produce huge bass, but in my experience the BCG do a much better job of digging the sub bass out of electronic music with a subwoofer-esque like ability. Basically, where there is super low bass you get a much better 'kick' feel from the BCG's than the BBG's. I've ran both with Solid State and Valve gear (all McIntosh, MC275, MC302, MHA100, MA7000 & MA5200) and can say that they will punch lower with the solid state and create a bigger, but shallower sound stage. With valves you loose some of the super low end but the paring yields a beautifully rich, slightly narrower and incredibly deep soundstage which I found fantastically intimate with the BCG's if you want to listen at lower volumes. I've found the BCG's were pickier and prefer to be paired on a 4ohm tap over 8ohm, where as there was not so much difference (if any) for the BBG's. The BBC's were happy on either 8 or 4ohm. Hope this helps and I'm happy to answer any specific q's you had.
  10. Sold - Thanks Guys.
  11. I wish i had a pair of MC302's, I just got the one sadly. I only had two MC275's as well
  12. Hahaha - no sorry - i'm on the hunt for an MCD500 or 550 myself
  13. Item: McIntosh MC275 valve power amp Location: Canberra ACT - original outer box and internal foam - happy to courier at your expense and risk. Price: prices are FIRM $3700 with brand new Gold Lion KT88, JAN NoS Phillips 12at7 & 5751, with a Russian Mullard in the v1. Item Condition: functions perfectly, cosmetically the unit has some light marks on the stainless steel and some lettering in some places is lightly worn. Please see photos. Pleas note the amp is also missing the Tube Cage. Reason for selling: this is the last of the pair i was running, I recently sold the first one on stereonet a month or so ago. I was offered a great price on a new MC302 and now I'm looking to move this on. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: The MC275 is a hifi icon in my mind, beautiful design and sound. I've found 75watts more than ample power for my Vienna Acoustics Concert Grand speakers. Happy to demo if you are local or want to make the drive. All photos below are of the amplifier - just added this 'glamour' shot of it which was taken with a real camera and not and iPotato:
  14. @ianzodz