Ordered a McIntosh

Went on a road trip today to Butch's Sound and Vision in Natrona Heights, PA. Butch is a great guy and spent some serious time showing us around and answering questions about McIntosh gear. He's been in business for 50 years! Quite informative. I ended up ordering a McIntosh MA 252 hybrid integrated amp. Hope to drive back next Saturday to pick it up.

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Yamaha Aventage RX-A840 receiver, Emotiva XPA Gen3 2 channel amp, Polk LSiM 703 speakers.
Oppo UDP-203 Blu-Ray player, McIntosh MA252 Integrated Amp, Lumin D2
Network Music Player, Polk LSiM 705 speakers. Polk Signature S20 speakers.
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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,602
    Sweet . . . I'll have to look into this piece
    Congrats!
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,336
    Wow, that sure is pretty. :)
    Very nice!
    Micah

    Main system: Technics SL3200, Shure M97xE, Lafayette LR1100 for tuner, Hagerman Audio Labs Bugle 2 phono stage, NAD C352 integrated, Boston Acoustics VR 2, Boston PV500, generic ICs, and BJC Belden speaker cables.

    Desktop: Dell Precision 690 running iTunes, Yamaha RX-v665, Monitor Audio R90s, Velodyne VA-907, generic ICs and speaker cables.
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • Jetmaker737Jetmaker737 Posts: 857
    Congrats! Beautiful piece of gear.
    System
    Yamaha A-S3000 Integrated Amplifier
    Sonus Faber Cremona Loudspeakers
    PS Audio Directream Jr| Jolida JD-100A CDP | Sansui TU-717 Tuner
  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,112
    It’s lovely. Congratulations. Would’ve been a huge decision for me, and it may have been for you. Carpe diem!
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 2,587
    Congrats, I have a fondness for Mac gear.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,148
    I hope it knocks your socks off man. It's a beautiful piece.
    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
  • NotaSuvNotaSuv Posts: 2,580
    a work of art......very nice
  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 657
    You will love it. Congratulations.
    2 Channel
    Legacy Focus SE, McIntosh C50, McIntosh MC601's, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Marantz SA-14s1, Oppo BDP-105, Technics RS-1500, Furman Elite 15PFi, Douglas Connection Alpha Interconnects, Douglas Connection Alpha Speaker Cables, Pangea Power Cables

    Theater
    Yamaha RX-Z9, Legacy Focus SE (same as 2 Channel system), Def Tech C/L/R 2500, Def Tech BP-2X, Def Tech Pro-Monitors, Vizio M-75

    Office
    Teac NP-H750, Parasound Ztuner, Audio Engine P4N, Grado SR80, Grado iGrado, Audio-Technica ATH-M50, PC running High Rez files

    Living Room
    Yamaha YSP-4100 digital sound projector, Sharp Aquos 60"

    Bed Room
    Yamaha YSP-5100 digital sound projector, Sharp Aquos 70"

  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,571
    Very NICE! Congrats.

    Comes with a remote too. B)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • verbverb Posts: 4,100
    Got yourself some eye candy there! Can’t wait to read about your impressions. Congrats!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 877
    Cool looking amp comgrats to you.
    Mcintosh and Polk is a combination I'm very fond of and I'm betting you'll be pleased with the sound.
  • mantismantis Posts: 15,066
    DSkip wrote: »
    I hope it knocks your socks off man. It's a beautiful piece.
    I think that can happen without even turning it on LOL.
    Congrats sweet amp man.

    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,987
    Looking forward to photos.
  • MilitoMilito Posts: 225
    Congrats, very nice!
    Yamaha RX-A2070, Outlaw 5000, VTF-2 MK5, S30, Sony BPD-S3200, Technics PD867, Audio-Technica AT-LP60, AudioQuest Type 4 Speaker Cable, Furman PL-8C 15 Power Conditioner, Sony 65" 900F.
  • schwarcwschwarcw Posts: 7,164
    Congrats Mark! It's been a while since I've been to Butch's place. Did you pick up your amp yet?
    Carl

  • mark090852mark090852 Posts: 804
    schwarcw wrote: »
    Congrats Mark! It's been a while since I've been to Butch's place. Did you pick up your amp yet?

    No, didn't pick it up yet. I was hoping to drive back yesterday to pick it up. But Butch called earlier in the week and said they were back ordered at the factory. He was told it would be another couple of weeks or so before it would ship. Waiting is SO hard! lol
    Yamaha Aventage RX-A840 receiver, Emotiva XPA Gen3 2 channel amp, Polk LSiM 703 speakers.
    Oppo UDP-203 Blu-Ray player, McIntosh MA252 Integrated Amp, Lumin D2
    Network Music Player, Polk LSiM 705 speakers. Polk Signature S20 speakers.
  • minerminer Posts: 1,137
    Part of the fun is waiting patiently - like the third date.
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  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,461
    Congrats on the purchase Mark! Looking forward to your impressions when you finally get it. You still in PA or did you make the permanent move to CO? Hope all is well with you!

    -Al
  • mark090852mark090852 Posts: 804
    scubalab wrote: »
    Congrats on the purchase Mark! Looking forward to your impressions when you finally get it. You still in PA or did you make the permanent move to CO? Hope all is well with you!

    -Al

    Hi Al. We’re still in PA. The permanent move will be sometime late next spring through late summer. Just taking care of a few loose ends here in PA for a few months before we permanently head west. I hope you and all of yours are all doing well.
    Yamaha Aventage RX-A840 receiver, Emotiva XPA Gen3 2 channel amp, Polk LSiM 703 speakers.
    Oppo UDP-203 Blu-Ray player, McIntosh MA252 Integrated Amp, Lumin D2
    Network Music Player, Polk LSiM 705 speakers. Polk Signature S20 speakers.
  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 2,028
    Congrats. Does look beautiful.
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  • verbverb Posts: 4,100
    Man that is sweet! Congrats!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,759
    Beautiful. Grats!
    Den: Rega RP6 (mods) * AT33PTGII * Jolida jd9 (mods) * Roon (Sonic Transporter) * PS Audio DirectStream Jr. * Joule-Electra LA-100 iii * Sunfire Signature II * PSAudio p3 * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 1.2 (full mods)
    Office: Roon * ProJect Pre Box S2 * Pass Amp Camp Amp * PSAudio Dectet * MIT S3 * Hartley Reference Mini-Tower
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,148
    The amp may be nice, but man, look at those speakers!
    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
  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 315
    Nice setup!
    Hope you dig it. B)
  • mark090852mark090852 Posts: 804
    DSkip wrote: »
    The amp may be nice, but man, look at those speakers!

    I know what you mean! I bought them off of a guy that has a high end audio shop in the Arlington, TX area. He's been good at getting me back on track after I go off on a tangent sometimes! :D
    Yamaha Aventage RX-A840 receiver, Emotiva XPA Gen3 2 channel amp, Polk LSiM 703 speakers.
    Oppo UDP-203 Blu-Ray player, McIntosh MA252 Integrated Amp, Lumin D2
    Network Music Player, Polk LSiM 705 speakers. Polk Signature S20 speakers.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,148
    I love me some Siggies. Mine are running off the 'poor man' version of McIntosh - Marantz.

    That amp is sweet.
    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
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 1,016
    Beautiful gear. Congrats
    2ch: PS Audio Stellar Gain pre, Linn LK240 monoblocks (x4 - bi-amping) Polk LSiM705's, SVS SB16 Ultra Subwoofer, Cambridge Audio CXN v2, Rega Planar 2 with upgrades, Vincent PHO 701 Phono pre, Audioquest Niagara 1000, AQ Thunder, AQ XLR's and IC's, Wireworld Stratus and Aurora power cables, Atlas EOS power cable, Denon 2910 (as transport) Sony CPD355 Jukebox cd

    5.1: Marantz sr5003 (feeding mains through HT bypass) Sonus Faber solo center, AQ Carbon HDMI's, Sony XBRx900E, Xbox One S as 4k player, Definitive Technology SM350's surrounds, Tivo Bolt, Harmony Elite remote

    Other gear: Totem Rainmakers (not hooked up) Sonos play 5 and play 1's x 2, Audio Technica TT and Edifier active speakers in kids room, JVC XM448 minidisc rack mount, Sony minidisc walkman, Project Debut III (currently not working), Samsung 46, and 2 x32" tvs, Samsung Soundbar, Okki Nokki LP cleaner, Second Harmony remote setup for bedroom, etc etc
  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 290
    Nice set up, love that amp.
    Living Room
    Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Parasound P5, Parasound A23, Yamaha BD-S681, Auralic Aries Mini, Polk S60, Polk S30, Samsung 60" LED

    Office
    B&K Ref 50, B&K 200.2, Chromecast, LSiM 703s

    Douglas Connection ICs and Cables
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