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Why the hate for mcintosh amps?
To the crux of the discussion, well said mhwilliford! After all the superflous BS, you nailed it!  
Mcintosh amplifiers and preamps
You must be new here to ask a question like this on this forum! This place has more Mac haters than you can imagine. Roxy54, I share your comment! I've owned Mac gear since 1978, and it suits my tastes just fine. It holds it's value quite nicely,... 
Newbie question - dedicated headphone amp or is my McIntosh MA352 sufficient
Im using older AKG 340 phones, which are electrostatic/dynamic, and everybody says hard to drive. My Preamp is the McIntosh C15, and the headphone amp can handle these phones quite nicely, and would blow my ears off if I cranked it very hard. SO, ... 
Why so much love for Mcintosh?
Finally a thread about what's good about McIntosh, not the usual bashing as contained in the other thread circulating around here! I've owned lots of their pieces, but currently am using the MC7200 amp, which has no autoformers ( the last amp unde... 
You own a store, you sell 2 brands, which?
McIntosh and ADS speakers! 
McIntosh- Sweetest, Smoothest sounding Solid State ?
Here we go again, all Mac haters to the front and start bashing away! Give it a rest guys, this is getting old and pathetic! 
Slim Whitman's song, "Here It All Began". Very haunting and beautiful! 
Info on ads PA-1 Biamp modules
Thanks imhifan for the info, much appreciated! 
How old are you?
Yikes, guess I'm Grandpa here-78 years old! Been a Mac fan since 1978, and still enjoying life and Music!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Why is black so popular for components?
I have a Yamaha DSP-A1 Integrated amp done in Champagne Gold with Rosewood (fake) side panels, which to me is gorgeous! Lettering in black is easy to see. An aside, the lighting is in yellow, which unless you're in a cave, can not be seen at all i... 
Frustrated McIntosh Owner
Geez, Genez, take your rants elsewhere!! This is an audio forum, for goodness sakes, not FOX! 
What is a great preamp match with the Mcintosh MC754 amplifier?
I'd recommend the Mac C712 or C15 pre's for your amp, both  are good, and have remote control. However, you will have to cough up a bit more coin for them on the used market. 
How long should speakers last?
Old thread, but my ADS speakers from the mid 1980's are still going strong! Butyl rubber surrounds are the best, it appears! 
Inner groove distortion as tonearm moves toward the center of record What is cause??
gdnrbob +1, I'm with ya! 
Pairing a sub with A/D/S L1290s
I paired my 1290/2's with a Velodyne F1500R for 25 years until it blew itself apart a month ago. You don't need to stay in the "family" to get good results. My 1590/2's also are using the same sub model from Velodyne. I have also owned the PB-1500...