maybe the macintosh needs A HUGE overhaul because the capacitators or other parts that make that amp sound wonderfull are broken or at the end of their lives..
to be honest..u cant honestly compare an amp, no matter how good, in such a bad state to ur emotiva (its like u compare a 20year old used lamborghini miura (not restored, with bogus unrepaired engine) to a new golf GTI and then see which one drives the fastest in a straight line..the GOLF will totally annihilate him..as.that lambo probably lost half of its power because of normal use/abuse)...
am almost sure that that mcintosh will sound much better (and not only have more power)..what is it with u guys anyway that power is the main thing u find important in an amp???) once it had its probably VERY EXPENSIVE overhaul and then u have to compare again (afther the new parts are burned in ofcourse..lolz) ..i think u will come back on ur word stating ur emotiva will sond better then..just a hinch i have,,,
i say this as i once heard a mcintosh amp and it was one of the best sounding amps i ever heard in my life.no matter the pricerange....i cant remember the model though..only that it was huge and wieghted a ton.. pity it was way above my budget back then...
and thnkin about mcintosh..amd really interested in this amp to start my speaker rig later this year with, it has a high power headphone out also!:
I really want a mcintosh amp later in my years :P
They are so well built, sexy, and just absolute monsters
I still remember my cousin telling me that his dad that previously owned the MC2205 (he gave it to my cousin) was using the amp and there was a short in the wire, meaning literally 0 resistance, but the amp kept going and powered the speakers fine, so his dad didnt realize what was happening for a long time :3
Edited by Nimzerz - 2/11/14 at 5:22pm