Just bought a McIntosh MAC-3, pros/cons?

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  1. Meaux

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    Couldn't pass the deal up. ($560) I know it dosen't have all the bells and whistles, I've just always liked the brand and the preamp I sold awhile back. If I don't like it, I can allways sell it.

    Mac- 3 w/ Adcom 7000, and Adcom 555 sub amp.
     
  2. Rob Rodier

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    Mac-3? I imagine that you are talking about McIntosh but I cant recall a model 3.

    let me know

    -rob
     
  3. Meaux

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    It's a processor that's an add on for thier other dolby pro-logic units. It can also be a stand alone pre-amp. I figure heck, all I'm using now is the digital cable so a ton of inputs is a waste anyway. It does have coax and optical inputs for CD, sat, ld, DVD and only one analog input. It's alot smaller than the C-39. It's also not the newest model, that's a MSD-4.
     
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    WOW, that is a great deal, I think it lacks DTS
     
  5. Meaux

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    You're right Rodney, no DTS. I bought this thing because my Adcom GTP 550 lost it's pro-logic seperation, but otherwise works on all other functions, this crap is going to be demoted to stereo garage duty. :) Estimate on repair the Adcom was $375 and it's only pro-logic.
     
  6. Rob Rodier

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    Meaux,
    Great to see someone take quality over quantity. I will ask you in a couple of months if you miss or feel the need for DTS. I bet I know the answer[​IMG]
    Great acquisition
    -rob
     
  7. Meaux

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    Well Rob, I look at it this way, I can't miss what I never had (DTS). It'll be a step up from the Adcom anyway. I've been kickin myself since I sold my last McIntosh preamp.

    Even if I don't like it, I can allways sell it without taking a whuppin. :) Like you said "quality".

    Heck, I have 2 Porsches I don't even drive, just can't bring myself to sell em'.

    Lazy bum who lives off his wife.
     
  8. Rob Rodier

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  9. Chu Gai

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    You busted me up there Rob!
     
  10. Meaux

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    Rob,
    Yeah, she's got a sister allright, (lawyer) but she's been taken by another Lazy Bum. He's a lawyer thats to lazy to work. Go figure, at least I have an excuse, I'm not a "professional" person. :)
     
  11. rodneyH

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    ""Heck, I have 2 Porsches I don't even drive, just can't bring myself to sell em'.""

    OK, lets make a deal, I will purchase a plan ticket, fly out, get a taxi to take me to your house, I will give a secret knock and you say "come-in" after than all you have to do is say "the keys are on the counter", and I can drive away in the Porsche. You wouldn't even need to get off your lazy-boy. How is that for a favor for ya??
     
  12. Meaux

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    Nice try Rodney, but I still like to walk outside every now and then, to look at em' in the driveway. :)
     
  13. Meaux

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    Mac-3 report:

    I'm as tickled as a pig in you know what. DTS? I don't care, this thing is so much more defined (in Dolby Pro-Logic no less) than the Adcom crap I've been used to, and I haven't recieved my Toshiba SD4800 yet. It should really be nice on Dolby Digital.

    On the 7th. day GOD made Rolex, Porsches, and McIntosh. Life is good.
     

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