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  1. TSAVJason

    New McIntosh MHA200 Headphone amp

    I believe Hifi Insider has spent considerable time with the 1266 on the MHA200. Pose your questions to him. Possibly he can chime in to being a better understanding to this combo. I found very little if anything lacking
  2. TSAVJason

    New McIntosh MHA200 Headphone amp

    im curious how they respond. Tube rolling isn’t something they readily support ..... not that you shouldn’t but it isn’t something they explore. yes I always try to keep headfiers apprised of new cool stuff as much as I’m allowed to.
  3. TSAVJason

    New McIntosh MHA200 Headphone amp

    Yes the 70th look is very cool. I don’t know for sure but we did have a discussion on a Special Edition so it’s possible. good question on tube compatibility. I’ve only tried the Mullard and Siemens so far. The OE tubes are Svetlana
  4. TSAVJason

    New McIntosh MHA200 Headphone amp

    Sorry that’s not allowed otherwise I’d be happy to
  5. TSAVJason

    New McIntosh MHA200 Headphone amp

    Sure! maybe the new C53 or previous C52.
  6. TSAVJason

    McIntosh MHA200 Impressions

    Welcome to the Land O Warren 😂😂😂😂 he’s an instigator. I do enjoy how he draws pictures with words that (sometimes 😂) are easy to understand and relate to 👍🏻👊🏻
  7. TSAVJason

    McIntosh MHA200 Impressions

    No doubt 👊🏻 There is no good reason other than I’m flipp’n curious 😂😂😂
  8. TSAVJason

    McIntosh MHA200 Impressions

    Yup but I gotta give it a try
  9. TSAVJason

    New McIntosh MHA200 Headphone amp

    They are all the same and to be fair to the very pickiest of picky people there is a tiny bit of play but nothing that is not correct. So it’s a non-issue. My only complaint (not really a complaint) is even though it’s aluminum it feels very light to the touch.
  10. TSAVJason

    McIntosh MHA200 Impressions

    I am ..... tomorrow 👍🏻👊🏻
  11. TSAVJason

    New McIntosh MHA200 Headphone amp

    So I’ve learned, tested and understand the “Unity Gain” feature on the MHA200 amp much better now. The idea is all, of the more current devices, like preamps, CD, phono preamps, streamers, DAC’s from McIntosh are also preamps. So for example you could have a McIntosh C2700 preamp with all your...
  12. TSAVJason

    New McIntosh MHA200 Headphone amp

    That would depend on what level listener you are. For me and my listening levels I’d say say yes. For others they might hit the top of the amp (distortion free) but that would be pretty loud whew! IMO. So yes, if you’re not looking for really high levels. It’s an amplifier I respect greatly. If...
  13. TSAVJason

    New McIntosh MHA200 Headphone amp

    Nope! It is a production unit. It is not a defect or deficit to the amp. It is the type of pre VC they are using. It is a non-issue. If you want to understand this attribute and you have a McIntosh dealer nearby with any of the preamps that have an EQ in front, it’s the same type of knob as the...
  14. TSAVJason

    McIntosh MHA200 Impressions

    Tubes don’t have an exact life expectancy for sure. But generally McIntosh products even when used hours a day should give you at minimum a 3-4 years of tube life before it’s tube death or performance reduction and can last up to 2 -3 times that. I don’t think you should worry too much about...
  15. TSAVJason

    McIntosh MHA200 Impressions

    I can’t respond to this. We are not a HiFiMAN dealer any longer
  16. TSAVJason

    McIntosh MHA200 Impressions

    He’s not just a Sony fan boy 😂😂😂
  17. TSAVJason

    McIntosh MHA200 Impressions

    you do remember calling me and asking me to get one for you a few months back .....or were you hallucinating? 😂
  18. TSAVJason

    McIntosh MHA200 Impressions

    It’s plastic and light to the touch. But all McIntosh amps and preamps use plastic knobs. To be fair, it is cheap to use plastic but not concerning (at least not to me). It has typical resistance so it doesn’t feel wrong. I think it’s just the knob and impedance selector are very small and made...
  19. TSAVJason

    McIntosh MHA200 Impressions

    I only spent a few minutes with the 1266. My best answer is the MHA200 seemed to make the 1266 sound bigger in its sound stage with improved definition over most amps I’ve head the 1266 on. Of course I’ve heard the 1266 on more expensive amps that performed very well also.
  20. TSAVJason

    McIntosh MHA200 Impressions

    😂😂😂 they even gave me credit for supplying the review unit! 👊🏻
  21. TSAVJason

    McIntosh MHA200 Impressions

    I’m sure McIntosh already has reviewer commitments set up. McIntosh, like almost all manufacturers are having supply chain issues ..... so the didn’t do any reviewer units as far as I’m aware. I could be wrong ...... so I’d expect to see extensive in depth reviews coming soon. Warren’s got one...
  22. TSAVJason

    McIntosh MHA200 Impressions

    You guys need to do that comparison for yourselves. I don’t sell primaluna so I can’t comment here on Headfi. I’m happy to comment if you call us.
  23. TSAVJason

    New McIntosh MHA200 Headphone amp

    We now have upgrade power cables from AudioQuest starting at $129 for the MHA200
  24. TSAVJason

    McIntosh MHA200 Impressions

    When there is no audio passing into the unit it will shut off in 30 minutes. You can bypass this Horrible but required by law feature by applying 12 volts to the control input on the back
  25. TSAVJason

    New McIntosh MHA200 Headphone amp

    Ours has been on and running for about 1.5 hours. A tiny bit of heat from the tube side but very little heat
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