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Well. New system new thread. The Monoblocks are home. Haven't heard them yet. Impressions to come. I have included a pic with my 550 hicap for size reference. They are serial number 1&2. Mint. I love them. 

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Interesting! Never seen those ME before.

Looks very nice. What speakers will you use them with?

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Wow!  Nice.  

 

Where did they come from again?  Because if they really are serial numbers 1 and 2 then that must mean...

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54 minutes ago, Cafad said:

Wow!  Nice.  

 

Where did they come from again?  Because if they really are serial numbers 1 and 2 then that must mean...

 

They were a special build for one customer. Only 5 or so in existence. More like a bridged ME550 on steroids, despite looking like an ME850. 

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Had a visit to Trevor's yesterday. Was great to say hello. 

I bought them off the guy who commissioned them. He's a home theatre builder in Sydney. He needed 8 and got ten built and kept 1&2. He's used them about 200 hours. 

Anyway with a little help from @gat474 they became mine. They were $8000 each when new. 

I guess there is some debate as the owner states the transformer was modified from the 555 and the internals were based on a bridged 1400 design. Anyway I'm not going to argue as I wouldn't know how to tell. 

They are 300 watts each. 

And will run my JBL S4600 nicely. 

His brief was he needed the wattage and dynamics  more than the flexibility as the speakers they were designed for didn't wildly change load. So there isn't such a huge energy matrix. I think I got that right but it's not my area. 

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Wow! They look superb. I had a great time over the years with my 550II and I don't half miss the original ME.

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5 minutes ago, Jakeyb77 said:

They are 300 watts each. 

And will run my JBL S4600 nicely. 

 

At 8ohms and 91dB, these ME's are way overkill for the JBL's, better sell them to ME;).

 

What will happen is you'll see this massive bulge slowly travelling up the speaker wires towards the ME's, this will be the JBL's about to be consumed by the ME's.

 

Cheers George

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Here is lids off. 48 X 4700 MFD ME branded caps in each one. Thats 225600MFD. The transformer is 14cm across and 14cm in height. 

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18 minutes ago, georgehifi said:

 

At 8ohms and 91dB, these ME's are way overkill for the JBL's, better sell them to ME;).

 

What will happen is you'll see this massive bulge slowly travelling up the speaker wires towards the ME's, this will be the JBL's about to be consumed by the ME's.

 

Cheers George

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Hi George. I'm actually pretty concerned this is the case but we'll see. Hopefully they will be fine. If not I'll have to upgrade the speakers haha. 

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Wow, they look magnificent. Well done on the purchase. Bet they will sound outstanding, as all ME do. 

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Oh, come on @Jakeyb77, hurry up and get yourself some cables/plugs, we're all busting to find out what you think of the amps.

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