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post #31 of 601
Dude, there is no REALLY for such subjective question, no one can tell unless you try them yourself
post #32 of 601

What are the inputs..  SE, XLR or both?

post #33 of 601
Just SE input
post #34 of 601
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

What are the inputs..  SE, XLR or both?


I wrote to Craig and asked about XLR inputs and dual XLR outputs . . . but I somehow doubt changes would be practical.

post #35 of 601

I for one hate dual XLR outputs.  Others may have a need for it though.

post #36 of 601
Thread Starter 

Quote:Tyll Hertsens (from a recent interview at T.H.E. Newport Show)

 Yes, I am responsible for the ridiculous two XLR balanced headphone split.  The world curses me.
post #37 of 601
Why dual 3 pin when you have better options there?
post #38 of 601
Thread Starter 

If the better option is a single 4 pin balanced plug, I will then have to get a 3 pin --> 4 pin adapter made up.  $300+ for parts + labor.  (guess I'm just a cheap skate . . . lol . . .:D

post #39 of 601

I have a tough décision to take :-) :

now that the EC 4-45 will be available again, I need to decide if I confirm my order or go instead for a McIntosh MHA-100 which is, I agree, definitively another animal, but also in my radar.

post #40 of 601

Why get that amp if your not going to use the DAC?

post #41 of 601
Quote:
Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Why get that amp if your not going to use the DAC?

Well, until futur feedback prouve the contrary, I have the feeling that the DAC part is not the strongest part of this McIntosh and that a better DAC may be necessary to use all it's AMP potential (i hope I am wrong).
post #42 of 601

I found that the 4-45 do not come with the tubes because most customers like to source their own NOS 

 

Juthus suggested some EML 45 mesh  (from JAC Music)  as  well as  Sophia 45 Mesh which cost half the price of the EML.

 

--> Are the EML 45 mesh the best tubes for the 4-45 ?

 

--> Are there some viable alternative to those 2 tubes (EML & Sophia) ?  Which one you recommend as best choice ? 

 

--> Does the tubes have to be " mesh "?

 

and... aside question:  What are the BEST LOOKING 45 mesh Tubes ;)   this is also important !!

 

thanks in advance


Edited by bmichels - 6/24/14 at 3:08pm
post #43 of 601

EML45 solid pretty nice too.

post #44 of 601

Craig told me his favorite are globe 45

post #45 of 601
Quote:
Originally Posted by chengka7 View Post
 

Craig told me his favorite are globe 45

 

thanks, but what are the price for 4 tubes  globe 45  or  4 tubes EML45 ?

 

and does the "mesh" versions are worth the extra cost ? 

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