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Item: McIntosh labs MC2102 monoblock amplifiers with Golden Lion Matched octet kt88 valves

Location: Castle Hill, NSW
Price: $12,000
Item Condition: Used, superb condition with original manuals
Reason for selling: Client traded the system in on new components
Payment Method: Cash, All major card's excluding Diners, Paypal or Direct Deposit
Extra Info: http://www.nebyhifi....ts/MC2102br.pdf

 

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MC2102 Tube Power Amplifier

Designed by co-founder Sidney A. Corderman and the McIntosh engineering staff

Dual monoblock (2-channel stereo) amplifier with all signal amplification by tubes

Patented Unity Coupled Circuit with bifilar-wound output transformers

Stereo: 100 watts per channel (8/4/2 ohms)

Mono parallel: 200 watts per channel (4/2/1 ohms)

Mono bridged: 200 watts per channel (16/8/4 ohms)

(8) KT88 or 6550 output tubes (original valves changed for Matched octet Genalex Golden Lion)

(4) 12AX7A input tubes

(4) 12AT7 driver tubes

Ceramic tube sockets with gold-plated contacts

Air-pipe cooling at base for output tubes

Very low distortion

Wide power bandwidth

Long-life premium capacitors and resistors

Balanced and unbalanced inputs

Gold-plated input jacks

Gold-plated 200A multi-way output binding posts

Illuminated peak-responding wattmeters with hold

Remote power control connection to McIntosh

Control Centers and Preamplifiers

Black drawn-aluminum transformer enclosures

Polished stainless-steel chassis

Glass front panel with illuminated nomenclature

 

Dimensions (h x w x d)

cm: 17.9 x 44.5 x 50.8

 

Weight

40kg net

 

$12,000 the Pair

 

Contact Sydney Hi-Fi Castle Hill

02 9899 9079

Shop 7 19 Victoria Avenue Castle Hill

 

 

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Hi All,

 

Mono blocks are Sold!

 

Cheers,

 

Michael.

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They look like they could heat my lounge room. Beautiful looking amps.

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They are great amps.  Mice warm textures and can drive almost anything when driven in parallel mono configuration.

 

If I didn't have my cj mono's, would still own these.

 

First thing I would do is jettison the KT88's and buy some 6550's.

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They are great amps.  Mice warm textures and can drive almost anything when driven in parallel mono configuration.

 

If I didn't have my cj mono's, would still own these.

 

First thing I would do is jettison the KT88's and buy some 6550's.

You may be right about the valves.

 

I have a McINtosh MC275, and I prefer the sound of the 6550s which are in there now, as opposed to the KT88s which were in there when I bought it. Slightly less warm, but to my ear, more even-handed.

 

However, the valves it has in it are very well regarded, and I am sure it sounds great just as it is.

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You may be right about the valves.

 

I have a McINtosh MC275, and I prefer the sound of the 6550s which are in there now, as opposed to the KT88s which were in there when I bought it. Slightly less warm, but to my ear, more even-handed.

 

However, the valves it has in it are very well regarded, and I am sure it sounds great just as it is.

 

 

Imo, The trouble with KT 88's is that they are all bass and treble with nothing musical in the middle.

 

The 6550 is better balanced top to bottom with better bass control.

 

What 6550's are you using?

 

I like Svet winged C which is hard to get now and the Tung Sol 6550 if you need a slightly tighter bass giving you a bit more detail.

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