Item: Lexicon MC-4 Home Theatre Processor / Preamplifier
Location: Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, NSW - pick-up or personal delivery in Sydney with demo and testing done in your own setup.
Price: $520 (RRP was something like 5000+. As much as I like it, thank goodness I haven't owned this from new!).
Item Condition: The unit itself is in very good condition, and works just fine. Only a few light marks on top (which may possibly come off, I'm suspecting old sticker residue here)
I do have a remote. It's not the greatest but it does the trick. The remotes on these units always left something to be desired, quality wise: mine has the standard sticky finish deterioration thing going on. The remote is certainly workable, though the on and off buttons at the top can be intermittent. There is a small crack in the remote too. The menu is very easy to navigate, and so universals work well.
Reason for selling: The MC-12 HD EQ doesn't like competition.
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash. I'm also pretty happy to bring it to you in Sydney for a listen within your own setup.
It suffices to say that this line of home theatre gear from Lexicon doesn't need much of an introduction!
A few highlights / key features of the MC-4:
-Almost identical, both in terms of internal hardware and software, to the MC-8 and earlier model MC-12. The key difference between the models was input/output options - that's it! Maybe the DAC in the original MC-12 was different, they keep changing stuff so I can't quite remember anymore...
-Logic 7 DSP at its finest: get amazing 7.1 out of anything. Very, very, very nice feature set for multichannel music matrixing. Many still prefer this over other options out there.
-They make awesome analog stereo / 5.1 multichannel preamps. Nice analog bypass means it can work really well with a quality Blu-Ray player / digital preamp, your turntable setup, etc. There's a popular write-up about the Lexicon MC-8 that's worth looking up: the reviewer uses his as a stereo preamp and loves it (openly prefers it to the Parasound gear he has!).
-Can be used as a DAC with good results.
-Dual voltage too!
If you have a 7.1 home theatre setup, where music is 70%+ and you want solid system integration options without compromising stereo performance, you can get a lot of value out of this unit!
What I like to do is feed a DAC into the analog bypass for digital stereo music sources, using it as a volume control only. Same idea with analog sources, where I keep an eq / phono stage upstream. For the rest, I let the Logic 7 DSP side of things do the work! You get 7.1 out when using the inbuilt D/A converters.
Feel free to get in touch with questions :-)