Mcintosh MC2500 VS MC352


Hi guys, other than the obvious differences of power, age and newer technology, what are some other important factors to consider if I was to go with the MC2500 as opposed to the MC352? What is the worst case scenario with the 2500 and would it be costly to repair? It was in production from 1980-1990 I believe and I suspect it is early 80's. I don't think music preferences matter but if it does, I listen to pretty much everything. Classical to hard rock and everything in between. Thank you very much for any advise !!!
nuguy
close, but the 352 is the best value....and becomes a bit more classic each day.
Nuguy,

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if its just between the mc352 & the mc2500 then the mc352 is the ticket but keep in mind that if you end up deciding on the mc352 you can buy a mc500 for the same price & the mc500 is a way better amplifier in every way.

the mc500 has the best bass response out of any other mcintosh amplifier that ive ever owned & is much like the bass response from the older model class a krell amps,there is very little difference between the mc500 & the mc1201 monoblocks in overall sound & dynamics.
Other listeners disagree, bigjoe, I remember that ljgj, who owned both the MC500 and the MC352, liked the sound of the latter better, being the modern design and more transparent