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post #271 of 1237

those headphones look like a variation on Beyer T1... did MacIntosh contract this out to Beyer?

post #272 of 1237

I'm not sure if official, but seem to recall something about a "german headphone company, not Sennheiser". So yes.

post #273 of 1237
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I'm not sure if official, but seem to recall something about a "german headphone company, not Sennheiser". So yes.

Yes It's Beyer.
post #274 of 1237
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If I connected my SACD player to the MHA100, would I be bypassing its internal DAC?

 

Use the analog RCA input on MHA-100 for SACD players.

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post #275 of 1237
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Mike, could you compare the Mac vs the Phonitor 2?

 

Phonitor 2 is more precise while MHA-100 is easier on the ears.  If you got AKG K702-65th/K702/K701/Q701, you have to hear it on the MHA-100.  #Killer!

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post #276 of 1237
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Phonitor 2 is more precise while MHA-100 is easier on the ears.  If you got AKG K702-65th/K702/K701/Q701, you have to hear it on the MHA-100.  #Killer!

thanks

 

and what about the quality of the internal DAC ?  It is up to the task ?  same level than the D100 ?

post #277 of 1237
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Phonitor 2 is more precise while MHA-100 is easier on the ears.  If you got AKG K702-65th/K702/K701/Q701, you have to hear it on the MHA-100.  #Killer!

Thanks Mike. Have you tried it with the K812?
post #278 of 1237

Classic Mcintosh design with the blue lighting and the meters. It's good to see them coming up with new items, especially something for the head-fi market. But at a price of $4500......

post #279 of 1237

If only they can offer one without the DAC, yet be able to use balanced headphone cables...

post #280 of 1237
I have a tough décision to take :-) :

now that the MHA-100 is available, I need to decide if I confirm my order for the Eddie Current 4-45 or if I go instead for a McIntosh MHA-100 which is, I agree, definitively another animal, but also in my radar.
post #281 of 1237

wow.. the MHA-100 sounds like it can be an end game for me and a great all in one box.  If the DAC is as good as my Naim, then I'll just save for it.  Was thinking of getting the matching Naim amp and adding a pair of Paradigm S1 or S2's. May just go for the MHA-100 depending on impressions and having a change to audition it.  Glad to see it mates very well with the HD800.

Will be watching this tread for reviews and impressions.

post #282 of 1237
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Originally Posted by Xdaggersoul View Post
 

Classic Mcintosh design with the blue lighting and the meters. It's good to see them coming up with new items, especially something for the head-fi market. But at a price of $4500......

 

I agree, The amp is probably worth about $1500. The rest of the change goes into the looks and the McIntosh name. If it was $2500 less, then well talk. LOL

 

If I ever get the chance to hear one, then MAYBE it is worth it to some people. But it would have to sound amazing for its current price.


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post #283 of 1237
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I agree, The amp is probably worth about $1500. The rest of the change goes into the looks and the McIntosh name. If it was $2500 less, then well talk. LOL

 

If I ever get the chance to hear one, then MAYBE it is worth it to some people. But it would have to sound amazing for its current price.

 

How can you establish a price for it when you have not listen to one or even seen one in person?

There are several amplifiers (and I have owned some of them) with a higher price of your suggested price that are not even close to the build quality and sound of the McIntosh.

While I agree that we are all entitled to our opinions at least let's base them in some hands on experience with the units in question.

post #284 of 1237
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Originally Posted by iAmCodeMonkey View Post
 

 

I agree, The amp is probably worth about $1500. The rest of the change goes into the looks and the McIntosh name. If it was $2500 less, then well talk. LOL

 

If I ever get the chance to hear one, then MAYBE it is worth it to some people. But it would have to sound amazing for its current price.

 

True the MSRP price tag is steep, but that's not real world / street price.  Dealers can work with you on price.  The only reason I ended up with mine when I did was because it was offered well below the $4500 price tag.

 

Not saying cheap.  Still the most expensive single piece of gear I've purchased.  But for a DAC/AMP that also pushes speakers I could justify it.

post #285 of 1237
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... the most expensive single piece of gear I've purchased.  But for a DAC/AMP that also pushes speakers I could justify it.

So you are also using it's internal DAC ? Most people here use the MHA100 with a separate DAC that they already have.

--> How the internal DAC perform compared to séparate TOL DACs ? Very interested to hear your feedback ..
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