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    Heh, I think I might stick it on the front of my Yamaha AVR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajani
    I'm not sure who would be crazier, me for mistaking that for my system or the guy who actually spent that much on a pile Mc gear... Why would anyone need that many amps?
    because he's too damn rich. you should see his car collection too... the guy was on AK, and a year or 2 ago, he started his own forum (full with rich people, constantly trying to find "new ways" to spend their obscene amounts of money).

    He does tri amp his front speakers, including the center, which makes 9 monoblocks already, and I think he bi-amps the rears too...

    He has a vacation system, in another house somewhere more in the north too...

    btw, as he has probably got every Mc component built the last 10 years or so, and he is an official dealer too since a year or 2, he'll probably already have the clock somewhere...

    the 2k price is absolutely outrageous, I know their "accessories" cost quite some money, much of it added factor because it's Mc, and they want to keep their accessories exclusive, but come on! Respect for their amps and all, but there are limits!

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    Quote Originally Posted by basite
    because he's too damn rich. you should see his car collection too... the guy was on AK, and a year or 2 ago, he started his own forum (full with rich people, constantly trying to find "new ways" to spend their obscene amounts of money).

    He does tri amp his front speakers, including the center, which makes 9 monoblocks already, and I think he bi-amps the rears too...

    He has a vacation system, in another house somewhere more in the north too...

    btw, as he has probably got every Mc component built the last 10 years or so, and he is an official dealer too since a year or 2, he'll probably already have the clock somewhere...
    The really strange part to me is how many rich persons get obsessed with one brand... If I had that kind of money I'd spread it around with multiple completely different setups (if I decided to spend that much on audio)...

    Quote Originally Posted by basite
    the 2k price is absolutely outrageous, I know their "accessories" cost quite some money, much of it added factor because it's Mc, and they want to keep their accessories exclusive, but come on! Respect for their amps and all, but there are limits!

    Keep them spinning,
    Bert.
    The main issue I have with the price is that it devalues the amps, by making it look like (or maybe revealing that - as some persons claim) all Mc amps are ridiculously overpriced because of the faceplate/name... So it's just a really bad move IMO...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajani
    The main issue I have with the price is that it devalues the amps, by making it look like (or maybe revealing that - as some persons claim) all Mc amps are ridiculously overpriced because of the faceplate/name... So it's just a really bad move IMO...

    yeah, it is...
    on the other hand, making a clock like that, and selling it for $50, doesn't quite sound as exclusive.
    over on the Audio Aficionado forum (the one from the guy from the Home Theatre pictures a page back), there's an 11 page topic about the clock, most members are insulted with the price, even though they want the clock, 2000 is WAY too much for a "toy"...

    Truth is that Mc products, although being expensive, are more than a nice faceplate with blue lights, and I speak as a happy owner myself.
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    Life is music!

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    *Graham slee elevator EXP & revelation
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    MIT AVt 2 IC's
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    Siltech MXT New york IC's
    Kimber 4VS speakercable
    Furutech powercord and plugs.

    I'm a happy 20 year old...

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    To add some more info and pics on the Musical Fidelity M1 Clic Music streamer/preamp ($2K) and the V-Link asynchronous USB to S/PDIF converter (approx $170), I mentioned earlier:

    M1 Clic

    http://www.stereophile.com/content/m...sic-controller

    V-Link

    http://www.stereophile.com/content/m...pdif-converter

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    Naturally I have to mention the Magnepan 3.7 ($5495—$5895):


    http://www.stereophile.com/content/magnepan-mg37

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    Quote Originally Posted by pixelthis
    I would hate to see that. I have always loved the "big brutes". Digital amps probably will take over, certainly will on lower priced applications.
    Still hate to see it.
    Would these be more to your liking?


    Boulder 3050 monoblock amplifiers (Just $180,000/pair)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajani
    Naturally I have to mention the Magnepan 3.7 ($5495$5895):


    http://www.stereophile.com/content/magnepan-mg37



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    Chap in the pic is Mark Winey

    Son of Jim Winey....

    Have you ever read Jim's original patent? I have. It is one of those "that is so obvious" patents that is obvious only after it was created. Non-linear thinking at its best.

    I have some patents like that- they look easy until someone tries to pick up the ball and then.... whoops... they are stuck.

    Isn't it odd that there are so many more critics than there are creative people. But I doubt that any of the creative types ever find the critics invigorating........

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    For those that want a tube clock but can't afford the McIntosh here you go

    http://store.tubeclock.com/index.php..._Brushed_Clock
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    Oh, Yea? Where are the bias adjustments?

    I am biased toward EST and DST.................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feanor





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    It's like a 20 car wreck on the 110 Freeway here in LA. With all the flashing lights and strewn debris, you don't know where you should be looking.

    The flat panel looks lost in the middle of all that distraction. Too much of a good thing?

    Perhaps. "There's no accounting for taste" comes to mind.
    I like sulung tang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by filecat13
    It's like a 20 car wreck on the 110 Freeway here in LA. With all the flashing lights and strewn debris, you don't know where you should be looking.

    The flat panel looks lost in the middle of all that distraction. Too much of a good thing?

    Perhaps. "There's no accounting for taste" comes to mind.
    he can turn the lights of on most of his gear, so it's less distracting. Also, like you see in the top pic, the doors are closed, which hides most of the gear. Also, the flatscreen is only for media center purposes, for movies, he uses a $$$ projector and projection screen

    anyway,
    his interior style does seem kinda stuck several decades ago...
    not my style, neither...

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    Cool

    [QUOTE=Ajani]Would these be more to your liking?


    Boulder 3050 monoblock amplifiers (Just $180,000/pair)

    They'll do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feanor
    We certainly when through a phase in the late '70s when it was fashionable for everything to be (or appear to be) rack-mountable and enormous, (and have lots of knobs & switches)-- even if the inside was mostly air.
    And for a counterpoint, there were wonderful sounding units like the Levinson JC-2 which shunned the enormous trend.



    I styled my attenuators after the JC-2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajani
    Naturally I have to mention the Magnepan 3.7
    I'm looking forward to hearing a very nicely driven pair next month at a friend's house. He also has 20.1s which would make for an interesting comparison.

    rw
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    those are some pieces here's a another link to some of the beauties at CES 211, click and scroll!! I'll take a pair of the (Vivid G2Giya) thanks

    http://www.stereophile.com/category/ces-2011
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    (....ALONE TOGETHER....) DEC. 30 1958
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