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


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#1 of 13 OFFLINE   Meaux

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Posted November 29 2002 - 07:27 AM

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.
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#2 of 13 OFFLINE   Rob Rodier

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Posted November 29 2002 - 12:20 PM

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

let me know

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#3 of 13 OFFLINE   Meaux

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Posted November 29 2002 - 03:04 PM

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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#4 of 13 OFFLINE   rodneyH

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Posted November 29 2002 - 03:04 PM

WOW, that is a great deal, I think it lacks DTS

#5 of 13 OFFLINE   Meaux

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Posted November 29 2002 - 03:09 PM

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.
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#6 of 13 OFFLINE   Rob Rodier

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Posted November 29 2002 - 04:09 PM

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 answerPosted Image

Great acquisition

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#7 of 13 OFFLINE   Meaux

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Posted November 29 2002 - 04:27 PM

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.
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#8 of 13 OFFLINE   Rob Rodier

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Posted November 30 2002 - 02:29 AM

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Lazy bum who lives off his wife.


She got a sister?

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#9 of 13 OFFLINE   Chu Gai

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Posted November 30 2002 - 04:28 AM

You busted me up there Rob!

#10 of 13 OFFLINE   Meaux

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Posted November 30 2002 - 05:27 AM

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. :-)
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#11 of 13 OFFLINE   rodneyH

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Posted November 30 2002 - 06:17 AM

""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??

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Posted November 30 2002 - 06:58 AM

Nice try Rodney, but I still like to walk outside every now and then, to look at em' in the driveway. :-)
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Posted December 13 2002 - 03:08 PM

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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