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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 5,619
    edited August 5
    Tony M wrote: »
    Tony M wrote: »
    If they're the MC601's, here's an ad for one with the specs. I think the pair is for that price. ;)

    I'd like a pr. of them myself! :p
    https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lis92jeb-mcintosh-mc601-solid-state

    No they're MC1201's https://www.stereophile.com/solidpoweramps/428/index.html

    :o :o :o :o B) :p

    I didn't know or forgot ( from a previous post of yours ) , sorry, that they made those that powerful.

    I'm going to check out their stats and maybe a review in your link. Thanks for that. ;) NICE! B)

    I just read the reviewer's take on them. Very IMPRESSIVE to say the least!!! B)

    Thanks; they're also a back breaking 147lbs each that my 62 year old butt somehow managed to wrestle into place by myself. I've had them for about 6 months now and they still continue to impress with their synergy with the Polks. Baring an unforseen failure they'll be there as long as I'll be listening to music. They've stopped my thoughts of amp upgraditis just like the 1.2tl's stopped speaker upgraditis for me several years ago

    I surely thought you had help! How in the world did you lift those amps up onto those tables? :o :# :s

    How and why in the world do we still lift, wrestle and finagle stereo gear and speakers that can permanently injure us? :o

    Where are all the people I helped out over the years? At least one of my old friends is back, living 5 blocks away now and willing to help when I want and when he can if not busy or out of town. :)
    I just walked two sets of 80Lb. speakers into my cottage in the last few months. :# I walked them up the stairs in front of it too. My friend helped me put one set on dollies a week ago. I was still week from some serious illness with many weird symptoms so we didn't do much else but listen to speaker sets. The big A/C window unit is fading after about 15+ years of great operation. A Kenmore well built one it is, soon to be was. So I got overheated after a while and we called it a day.

    It's sooo nice to have a helping friend close by. ;)

    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 3,048
    One thing I've noticed from this thread, compared to back a few years in the former Member Showcase. TT's, a lot of Vinyl going' on here!

    Current Set-Up:

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    Love the Scarlet and Grey.
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 802


    I surely thought you had help! How in the world did you lift those amps up onto those tables? :o :# :s

    How and why in the world do we still lift, wrestle and finagle stereo gear and speakers that can permanently injure us? :o

    Where are all the people I helped out over the years? At least one of my old friends is back, living 5 blocks away now and willing to help when I want and when he can if not busy or out of town. :)
    I just walked two sets of 80Lb. speakers into my cottage in the last few months. :# I walked them up the stairs in front of it too. My friend helped me put one set on dollies a week ago. I was still week from some serious illness with many weird symptoms so we didn't do much else but listen to speaker sets. The big A/C window unit is fading after about 15+ years of great operation. A Kenmore well built one it is, soon to be was. So I got overheated after a while and we called it a day.

    It's sooo nice to have a helping friend close by. ;)

    I agree a strong buddy would've been greatly appreciated but I did manage it after giving plenty of thought to the process. They each outweigh my wife so that was out of the question to ask her for help. I also managed to unload the 192lb 1.2tl's by myself and wrestle them into place when they came home with me 7 years ago. Pulling out and loading the 129lb Mac amps that the 1201's replaced also increased my heart rate a bit But none of those workouts compared to lugging an 86lb Mac amp across the yard and up 2 flights of stairs. Why does the good stuff have to be sooo darn heavy???

  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,674
    Is the weight of those amps balanced or lopsided? The biggest issue with handling the Evolution 845 is that almost all of that 120 lbs is in the back of the amp with the transformers. Handles would've been nice too.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 1,056
    edited August 6
    One thing I've noticed from this thread, compared to back a few years in the former Member Showcase. TT's, a lot of Vinyl going' on here!

    Current Set-Up:

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    Love the Scarlet and Grey.

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    Don't you mean Scarlet and Cream? :)
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 281
    Irrenhaus wrote: »
    Bedroom setup.
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    Would love to have a setup in the bedroom
    Alas not in the cards.

    TV - Sony XBR 75X900E
    Amps - Marantz SR5003 , 2 x Linn Lk240’s , NAD 2400 THX, Denon 1804
    Speakers - POlk Lsim705’s ,Totem Acoustic Rainmaker's, Sonus Faber Piccolo, Definitive Technology SM350's , Sonos Play 5, 2 play 1's, Mirage Oasis MKii's
    Subwoofers - SVS SB16 Ultra, Jamo D4SUB
    Sources - Denon 2910, Sony CDP-CX355, JVC XM448BK, Sonos Connect,
    Vinyl - Project Debut III, Nagaoka MP-110, Cambridge Audio Solo, Okki Nokki RCM
    Cables - Zu Audio power cables, AudioQuest Type 4 speaker cables, Linn Interconnects
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,965
    edited August 6
    I think your signature needs updating Irrenhaus.
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 3,048
    aprazer402 wrote: »
    One thing I've noticed from this thread, compared to back a few years in the former Member Showcase. TT's, a lot of Vinyl going' on here!

    Current Set-Up:

    atb9b2f1dlq2.jpg

    5khw4r8ozgvh.jpg

    Love the Scarlet and Grey.

    15j6f4pg5t54.jpg

    Don't you mean Scarlet and Cream? :)

    Nope. Not at all.
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,634
    cfrizz wrote: »
    I think your signature needs updating Irrenhaus.

    I agree, those don't look like LS70's.
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SDA 2B, SDA II, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11T X2 pairs, RTA 8T, LSI9, LSI7, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 281
    hochpt21 wrote: »
    Living room setup. Rouge Cronus is hiding behind the right speaker.

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    Here is a bad pic of the Cronus.

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    Here’s the Scout.

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    Love that Scout. Almost picked one off CL for $1450 but hesitated and it was gone.

    TV - Sony XBR 75X900E
    Amps - Marantz SR5003 , 2 x Linn Lk240’s , NAD 2400 THX, Denon 1804
    Speakers - POlk Lsim705’s ,Totem Acoustic Rainmaker's, Sonus Faber Piccolo, Definitive Technology SM350's , Sonos Play 5, 2 play 1's, Mirage Oasis MKii's
    Subwoofers - SVS SB16 Ultra, Jamo D4SUB
    Sources - Denon 2910, Sony CDP-CX355, JVC XM448BK, Sonos Connect,
    Vinyl - Project Debut III, Nagaoka MP-110, Cambridge Audio Solo, Okki Nokki RCM
    Cables - Zu Audio power cables, AudioQuest Type 4 speaker cables, Linn Interconnects
  • IrrenhausIrrenhaus Posts: 751
    cfrizz wrote: »
    I think your signature needs updating Irrenhaus.

    I know.

    Cheers
    Rey
    AVR-Onkyo709
    AMP- Parasound 2125, Adcom 585
    Mains for HT and some Music- RTi12s
    Main for Music only- Linn Keilidh or Usher V-601 and SDA 1C
    PreAmp for Music: Cary AE-3
    Rear- RT150
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-Rythmik audio F25
    Player- Oppo BDP-103


    Bedroom rig:
    Pionner Elite VSX-30...Onkyo CS-5VL SACD Player....Polk Audio LS70
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,534
    Need to get a pic of the bedroom setup...
    Sonos Connect Amp
    Polk Audio Monitor 5 Series 2s with RD0198s, Mills resistors and Solen capacitors
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,634
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    Need to get a pic of the bedroom setup...
    Sonos Connect Amp
    Polk Audio Monitor 5 Series 2s with RD0198s, Mills resistors and Solen capacitors

    I haven't seen a pic yet, but it I bet it sounds nice.
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SDA 2B, SDA II, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11T X2 pairs, RTA 8T, LSI9, LSI7, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 802
    edited August 7
    DSkip wrote: »
    Is the weight of those amps balanced or lopsided? The biggest issue with handling the Evolution 845 is that almost all of that 120 lbs is in the back of the amp with the transformers. Handles would've been nice too.

    I don't remember mine being lopsided so much as just being back-breaking heavy. I didn't or couldn't use the handles and I lifted from the bottom of the amp with one hand on the left rear corner and one on the right front corner. I had to use the same method once more to as I didn't trust the stands they were originally on.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,423
    edited August 7
    The GAS Ampzilla is an asymmetric load to pick up/carry/move. :blush:
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,703
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    The GAS Ampzilla is an asymmetric load to pick up/carry/move. :blush:

    Sorry..... :/
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,423
    edited August 7
    lightman1 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    The GAS Ampzilla is an asymmetric load to pick up/carry/move. :blush:

    Sorry..... :/

    Well, fortunately, it's not like I dropped it or anything B)

    but it's a beefy sumnabeej

    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,756
    tonyb wrote: »
    ...AND THAT, my friends, is the glue that holds it all together. ^^^^^^^^

    Yup. I've got more Polkies in my phone than everyone else combined, with a tight second being all my doctors lol...

    Met Polkies in IN, IL, TX, IA, and maybe a few other places lol..... Shared a few beers and tunes with the same. All good people...

    I've sold gear to Polkies nationwide, I've held gear for Polkies, and helped Polkies buy gear lol......

    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • zuulzuul Posts: 255
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    The GAS Ampzilla is an asymmetric load to pick up/carry/move. :blush:

    original Ampzilla? or the fancy new blue one?

    regardless. original version still on my bucket list. saw one locally, recently but it was cosmetically challenged to say the least and looked like it had just been pulled out of a closet where it had been for the last 25 years...
    speakers:
    bowers & wilkins 685 S2
    polk psw-10
    components:
    sonic frontiers line 1 preamp
    sonic frontiers anthem amp 1
    mac mini w/ audioquest jitterbug
    teac ud-501 digital to analog converter
    oppo dv-980h dvd/cd
    interconnects:
    guzi rca
    monoprice onix series digital coaxial
    transparent performance USB
    transparent perfect image HDMI
    speaker wire
    audioquest type 4
    power:
    rhino-tek 1000w 15amp voltage regulator
    vansevers 211 power cord
    pangea ac-14 power cord
    tubes:
    amplifier: (2) NOS 1960 philco/lansdale 12AU7 (super rare!), (1) NOS 1967 mullard 12AX7, (4) 2016 svetlana hard blue EL-34
    pre-amp: (6) E88CC/6922 ??? (haven't cracked the case yet to see what previous owner was running...) so for now they are mystery tubes.
    misc:
    JRiver Media Center 24
    sanus 24" speaker stands
    auralex acoustics subdude II
    DeMoude Audio cylindrical bass traps
    rf/emi/noise reduction caps for empty rca inputs.
    Hall of Fame: [retired/sold]
    polk monitor series 5jr+ w/ RDO194-1 upgraded tweeters
    polk monitor series RTA 8T
    kenwood kd-550 w/ SME 3009 Series III tonearm grado gold cartridge
    adcom gfp-555II
    marantz 2238b
    luxman M-120A
    technics sl-b10
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,534
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    lightman1 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    The GAS Ampzilla is an asymmetric load to pick up/carry/move. :blush:

    Sorry..... :/

    Well, fortunately, it's not like I dropped it or anything B)

    but it's a beefy sumnabeej

    Speaking of, Russ has decided that Ampzilla needs to be stored at his Midwestern warehouse in Iowa...right Russ? o:)
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,423
    edited August 8
    36963474873_b243a3c6ae_b.jpgDSC_9702 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    We're talking Great Regular Flavor Ampzilla, not the A2k...
    the latter were monoblocks and (I'm guessing, here) probably pretty symmetrically laid out inside.

    Her she is, from behind, after doffing her maillot ;) One may kind of get an idea of her asymmetry.
    Does this transformer make my chassis look big?

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    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 1,412
    Did a bit of a rebuild last night. I like it so far!
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    2 channel
    Speakers: Mission 770 Freedoms
    Integrated amp: Technics SU-v75 and matching tuner
    CDP: Technics SL-PC20
    Cables: Monoprice, Monster, Acoustic Research, and a few generic ones
    TT: Technics SL-3200, direct drive
    Cartridge: Shure M97xE

    Pc gaming setup
    Receiver/amp: Yamaha RX-V665
    Computer: Lenovo g50 (soon to be upgraded to a Dell Precision 690 which is far from stock!!)
    Interconnects: Amazon basics HDMI, Acoustic Research HDMI, Monoprice speaker cables
    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR75s

    Random equipment on standby:
    Onkyo TX-v940, JBL woofers and tweeters, single Klipsch KG .5, Yamaha guitar amplifier, Peavey Rage 158 guitar amplifier, Kicker comp 12” subwoofer, single Bose 802 series II, a whole bunch of 1”-3” full range drivers, Infinity Crescendo 3007s (on sale), Polk LSi25s
    txcoastal1 wrote: »

    You don't tell her you read the manual, and you tell her you know what the problem is, and you fixed it, because that what men do, fix things
  • halohalo Posts: 4,201
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    Did a bit of a rebuild last night. I like it so far!
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    That's a ridiculously cool setup you have there Micah! I've been on this forum since '04 and I've never owned a pair of Polk Audio SDA speakers. You are cooking with gas!
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