Added monos

I decided to go fully tube in my analogue system and added two McIntosh MC275 bridged for mono to my system. My preamp is the Mc C2300. Such a warm sounding presentation without the SS glare present at times.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,478
    What am I missing here ? Looks like 2 different bookies. Plus, why bridge the amps for bookies, can't be that hard to drive, no ?
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  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,774
    Looks like a dust cover on the left speaker.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,478
    Good catch, looking closer I believe that's correct.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

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

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1420
    lsi 9's
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,507
    Great looking set up and I'll bet it sounds wonderful! Do the 275's get enough air in that setting or is there a fan in the back I'm wondering? I also spy a PS Audio regenerator and Ivan's handles on the C2300; very very nice.
  • Those green colored tubes must look real nice in dark room... I wonder how much heat those tubes are going to put out. Nonetheless, great looking setup.
  • minerminer Posts: 1,309
    edited November 2019
    I have one fan in back for each of the amps, plus the backs are open. And, yes, the left speaker still had the sock on it. I bridged the amps, well, because I could. The Sf EA IIIs are 88dB, so 75w per would drive them well, but 150w per will leave a bit more headroom for those times when I want to go to 11.
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,225
    miner wrote: »
    I have one fan in back for each of the amps, plus the backs are open. And, yes, the left speaker still had the sock on it. I bridged the amps, well, because I could. The Sf EA IIIs are 88dB, so 75w per would drive them well, but 150w per will leave a bit more headroom for those times when I want to go to 11.

    Because you could! Love it! :)
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  • minerminer Posts: 1,309
    I have to admit, I thought I was going to miss the 45w of ss power, but I am not. Maybe if I had huge towers the 450w/ch would be missed but I rarely touched 45 on the meters. Anyway tube pre and tube amps is very sweet sounding. This is a fully analog sourced setup, for now. May add a SACD player later on. I had a Mc MCD500 previously but found I never used in this second system - honestly less than 100 hrs on the player when I sold it. Digital gets played downstairs.
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  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,958
    I'm also running a Tube Preamp along with a pair of Tube Mono Blocks, very Sweet sounding indeed. N'Joy!
    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
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