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post #16 of 26
Ah...heard this one at AKFest in Livonia (near Detroit) about 3 months ago. It was nice. VERY nice.
post #17 of 26
If you are looking for a good cheaper alternative I can recommend the $1,500 Sony 5400. I like it better than the expensive Marantz players.
post #18 of 26
anyone who owns an MCD500 want to post pics of the inside?
post #19 of 26
Bearing in mind the prices of McIntosh amps/preams/speakers this is a budget player. Economic crisis?
If this is the result of the crisis on high end companies I love it.
post #20 of 26
I have to say that the bling level of Macs always put me off, well at least until I heard some of their gear. I've heard them on test twice now, and both times I've come away just thinking "wow". Awesome bits of kit.
post #21 of 26
Looks like something to aspire too, especially if SACD remains viable, something I am doubting.
post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by Bones13 View Post
Looks like something to aspire too, especially if SACD remains viable, something I am doubting.
SACDs are great on this machine but it really shines on Redbook playback. Just awesome!
post #23 of 26
Yeah, I love mine. I am a dedicated vinyl fan and ever since I got the MCD500 I have been listening to less and less LP's.
post #24 of 26

How is the sound from headphones out? Which headphones are you using with it?

 

I am considering the MCD1100 as a single component system with headphones, but don't know how good is the headphone amp.

 

I am going to audition it but would like to have your opinions.

post #25 of 26

I honestly don't do a lot of HP listening these days (don't hurt me!) but I've used Senn HD-600, HD-650 and Grado RS-1 with the headphone out on my MCD-500 with very satisfying results. At least comparable to using an RA-1.

post #26 of 26
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heavy is good!
"Heavy is reliable. If it doesn't work you can always hit them with it." biggrin.gif

I had an MA6100 and it would kill someone instantly if you dropped it on them from 10'. It's still at my parents' place, one of these days I need to go get it and clean it up. It would probably make a decent HF amp.
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