McCormack DNA-125 Stereo Power Amp

McCormack DNA-125 stereo power amplifier. This amp has been modded by Bob Backert of RHB Sound Dezign with upgraded signal path caps (Black Gate) and power supply. Cost of the mod was $500.00 alone. This is, bar none, the best sounding amp I have ever owned. The amp looks good except for a few blemishes here and there. Nothing big or really noticeable but I'm being overly cautious in my description just in case you see something I miss. Rear lettering has aged in a few places. The amp performs and sounds amazing. Original box & packing materials included. Local pick up is welcome and encouraged. I will ship at buyer's expense.

Price is $1000 to Polk Forum members in good standing with at least 100 posts. Price is $1200 to anyone else.

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Comments

  • verbverb Posts: 3,681
    That is one sweet amp!
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  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 282
    Nice amp..
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,968
    Almost 150 looks and no takers ? C'mon guys, for the price it doesn't get much better for an amp of this quality.
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  • monepolkmonepolk Posts: 871
    Bad timing for me. :'(
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,887
    tonyb wrote: »
    Almost 150 looks and no takers ? C'mon guys, for the price it doesn't get much better for an amp of this quality.

    You're one of lookers big boy, batter up! :D
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SDA 2B, SDA II, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11TL, RTA 8TL, RTA 8T, LSI9, LSI7 EBONY, LSI7 CHERRY, LSIC, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • sucks2bemesucks2beme Posts: 4,822
    edited November 6
    Got a Mccormack singing away while reading this.
    Hard to beat for this price
    "The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." --Thomas Jefferson
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 725
    Bad timing here too
    Just picked up more power too
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,968
    la2vegas wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    Almost 150 looks and no takers ? C'mon guys, for the price it doesn't get much better for an amp of this quality.

    You're one of lookers big boy, batter up! :D

    If I was in a different situation, I'd be all over this. That and...if I had your money, I'd burn mine. :) :)
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,887
    tonyb wrote: »
    la2vegas wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    Almost 150 looks and no takers ? C'mon guys, for the price it doesn't get much better for an amp of this quality.

    You're one of lookers big boy, batter up! :D

    If I was in a different situation, I'd be all over this. That and...if I had your money, I'd burn mine. :) :)

    If you had my money it wouldn't be much, so don't start that bonfire just yet. :D
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SDA 2B, SDA II, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11TL, RTA 8TL, RTA 8T, LSI9, LSI7 EBONY, LSI7 CHERRY, LSIC, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,053
    How would this compare to a DNA .5?
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  • halohalo Posts: 4,431
    DNA 0.5 is older.

    Specs:

    Output Power: 100 watts per channel into 8 ohms, and 200 watts per channel into 4 ohms, both channels driven from 20 Hz to 20 kHz at less than 1% THD.
    Output Current: 25 Amps peak, per channel
    Input Impedance: 100 Kohm
    Input Sensitivity: .850 Vrms
    Voltage Gain: 30 dB
    Frequency Response: - 3dB @ .5 Hz, 200 kHz Signal-to-Noise: 100 dB
    Harmonic Distortion (1 KHz, 8 ohm load): .05% Signal Polarity ("Absolute Phase"): Non-Inverting Power Requirements: .65 Amps / 80 Watts @ Idle
    3.2 Amps/ 400 Watts @ Clipping (8 ohms) 117 VAC / 60 Hz
    Dimensions: 19" W x 5 7/8" H x 15" D Shipping Weight: 30 lbs

    DNA-125 is newer and this is modded by Bob Backert.

    Stock Specifications:

    Power: 125 watts per channel at less than 1.0% THD or IMD, both channels driven into 8 ohms from 20 Hz to 20 kHz. 200 watts per channel into 4 ohms.
    Input Impedance: 100 kOhms
    Input Sensitivity: 1 volt rms
    Hum and Noise: better than 98 dB below rated power
    Dimensions: 5.125" H x 16" D x 19" W
    Weight: 37 lbs.
  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 788
    Damn I want this. Terrible timing though, I’m in the middle of moving, and will have to move again 6 months after this one, so the stereo is on the back burner for awhile. I’m sure you will be able to get rid of it pretty easily
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  • halohalo Posts: 4,431
    stangman67 wrote: »
    Damn I want this. Terrible timing though, I’m in the middle of moving, and will have to move again 6 months after this one, so the stereo is on the back burner for awhile. I’m sure you will be able to get rid of it pretty easily
    I’d like to see it stay in the family here on the forum.
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