A McIntosh in Verb's House!

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  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,051
    Congrats to you on the new amp and it does look like a beauty. Be careful you don't catch the blue meter fever which is tough to avoid once the first Mac piece comes home with you.
  • verbverb Posts: 5,073
    Congrats to you on the new amp and it does look like a beauty. Be careful you don't catch the blue meter fever which is tough to avoid once the first Mac piece comes home with you.

    I feel it already! But I’m in a good place right now! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1 transport, 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 Bluetooth Streamer, 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
  • monepolkmonepolk Posts: 931
    Congrats on the new piece.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,560
    Tony M wrote: »
    OK Dave, I can now envision your basement looking like this in 10 years or so.

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    I just love the Macintosh rooms at RMAF and Axpona. That blue glow is mesmerizing
  • verbverb Posts: 5,073
    Tony M wrote: »
    OK Dave, I can now envision your basement looking like this in 10 years or so. ;) :)

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    OMG! That's amazing! Even high on the WAF, I suspect, cabinet doors and all! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1 transport, 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 Bluetooth Streamer, 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
  • verbverb Posts: 5,073
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Tony M wrote: »
    OK Dave, I can now envision your basement looking like this in 10 years or so.

    wp2z7zf4werw.png


    I just love the Macintosh rooms at RMAF and Axpona. That blue glow is mesmerizing

    Gotta leave the credit cards at home for AXPONA! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1 transport, 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 Bluetooth Streamer, 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
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,246
    edited January 1
    And buy your wife some ear plugs :D :D :D
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  • verbverb Posts: 5,073
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Tony M wrote: »
    OK Dave, I can now envision your basement looking like this in 10 years or so.

    wp2z7zf4werw.png


    I just love the Macintosh rooms at RMAF and Axpona. That blue glow is mesmerizing

    Gotta leave the credit cards at home for AXPONA! :smile:

    You're not a real man until you bring all the credit cards and checkbooks and walk away ..... buying nothing but OUR dinner :p :p


    oh and 15-17 beers for Russ

    I'm bringing a box of cigars! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1 transport, 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 Bluetooth Streamer, 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
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,598
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Tony M wrote: »
    OK Dave, I can now envision your basement looking like this in 10 years or so.

    wp2z7zf4werw.png


    I just love the Macintosh rooms at RMAF and Axpona. That blue glow is mesmerizing

    Gotta leave the credit cards at home for AXPONA! :smile:

    You're not a real man until you bring all the credit cards and checkbooks and walk away ..... buying nothing but OUR dinner :p :p


    oh and 15-17 beers for Russ

    In that case we need to do something different then pizza LOL
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,761
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Tony M wrote: »
    OK Dave, I can now envision your basement looking like this in 10 years or so.

    wp2z7zf4werw.png


    I just love the Macintosh rooms at RMAF and Axpona. That blue glow is mesmerizing

    Gotta leave the credit cards at home for AXPONA! :smile:

    You're not a real man until you bring all the credit cards and checkbooks and walk away ..... buying nothing but OUR dinner :p :p


    oh and 15-17 beers for Russ

    Been there....done that. Even my credit card threw up a bit having to pay for pizza with ground beef on it.


    Nice Mac btw....you owe us a few reviews too, your falling behind. As a side note, can I borrow your wife for a day in Vegas ? If half her winnings can buy an amp like that, I'll front her the coin, even give her a 60/40 split.
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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 873
    tonyb wrote: »
    can I borrow your wife for a day in Vegas ?

    I SO wanted to say that but glad you did instead!
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,761
    LOL, YEAH....that came out wrong. I hope he knows what I meant. :)
    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
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 2,071
    I’m sorry Tony. I couldn’t resist and I’m sure Dave knows what you meant.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 19,547
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    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

  • verbverb Posts: 5,073
    tonyb wrote: »
    LOL, YEAH....that came out wrong. I hope he knows what I meant. :)

    LOL! Yeah Tony my man - she's a keeper! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1 transport, 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 Bluetooth Streamer, 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
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,806
    tonyb wrote: »
    Been there....done that. Even my credit card threw up a bit having to pay for pizza with ground beef on it.

    Whoa...hold on here a minute...who I gotta kneecap for that crimine contro tutto ciò che è santo??!!
    "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
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,073
    Awesome toy!!!
  • verbverb Posts: 5,073
    So an interesting development today. Got an email from the seller, apparently he has seller's remorse. He offered to buy it back from me, and throw in an extra 2 hundie for my troubles! Geez! :smile: Dunno, I'm really loving the Mac!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1 transport, 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 Bluetooth Streamer, 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
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 7,418
    One of life's memorable moments for sure. What to do...

    If you're enjoying it and like it's sound very much, I say keep it. Tell the guy he'll be first in line when and if you decide to get another amp. He'll understand.

    If you're not hearing a great sound from it, return it and take the 200.

    Then go out to eat with the wife.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,875
    Kinda reminds me of this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_giver
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,560
    verb wrote: »
    So an interesting development today. Got an email from the seller, apparently he has seller's remorse. He offered to buy it back from me, and throw in an extra 2 hundie for my troubles! Geez! :smile: Dunno, I'm really loving the Mac!

    I'd call that SPAM delete it and go on about my day.

    OR you could reply that it's the foundation of your killer system that you'd never part with for twice the money you paid for it.

  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 19,547
    Never let it go.... don't ask me how I know this.
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    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 701
    I agree with John. That is unless the $200 can put you on the upgrade path.
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  • verbverb Posts: 5,073
    Agreed. I think I'm gonna keep her! :smile: I do feel bad for the guy, he supposedly has a bunch of stuff purchased still in boxes and unopened. I was kinda hoping he would let go of that stuff too! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1 transport, 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 Bluetooth Streamer, 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
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,875
    I've never heard of "seller's remorse" like this, and actually reaching out to the person and offering to buy it back. Bizarre.
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • displaynamedisplayname Posts: 120
    BNIB and the guy has seller's remorse? I would only let him by it back if I was unimpressed or if I could find an almost equally clean unit for less.
    If he said he had seller's remorse and this was driving his main system - well then I'd feel a little worse about it. But it sounds like that wasn't the case. I'd probably keep it.

    But then again, getting paid $200 to basically do an in home demo, well that's a great deal on it's own!
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