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tom1040
01-26-2011, 10:37 AM
Anyone heard these monoblocks? I am thinking of these with the 1400 Arrays with NO way to test before I buy.

richluvsound
01-26-2011, 10:44 AM
Anyone heard these monoblocks? I am thinking of these with the 1400 Arrays with NO way to test before I buy.

Hi Thom ,

anyone who is selling something like that without giving you the opportunity to audition them deserves
a wide birth . 10 k is a lot of money to spend on someone's word

Just my opinion !

good luck , Rich

tom1040
01-26-2011, 10:48 AM
Audiogon. West coast. I am on the East coast. I have heard them in Florida on a pair of b&w802D....sounded good

tom1040
01-26-2011, 12:04 PM
Actually less than 7K with a warranty from the source who happens to be a dealer.

Worthy? I don't know. That is why I ask. I know that I may not find my answer unless I actually hear them myself...........

richluvsound
01-26-2011, 02:12 PM
I have aint heard them on JBL, just some little 2 way things in a store here in London . Guido rates them highly - I trust those ears . He's not let me down yet ...

I cant help but think 7 k would buy you some nice Pass gear ..... Just my bias opinion !

They are a good price though ,60% of the European price ... You could always flip them and not lose much if you don't care for them.

Rich

tom1040
02-04-2011, 04:56 PM
I will report soon if anybody is interested.

hmolwitz
02-04-2011, 06:59 PM
http://www.crutchfield.com/s_642MA9S2/Marantz-Reference-Series-br-MA-9S2.html?tp=180

Returnable anyway

Out of my league either way.
Harry

tom1040
02-05-2011, 04:25 AM
http://www.crutchfield.com/s_642MA9S2/Marantz-Reference-Series-br-MA-9S2.html?tp=180

Returnable anyway

Out of my league either way.
Harry


Thanks for the heads up. That price is for one. They are monoblocks. Need two for stereo.

tom1040
02-06-2011, 08:22 AM
Just some clarification---these are a dealer demo-not brand new.

tom1040
02-19-2011, 06:13 AM
Got 'em. Now I need to find a place to put 'em. I believe I will need a new audio rack. Man, they are nice looking. Can't wait to hear them.:bouncy:

timc
02-19-2011, 07:40 AM
Congrats! Your in for a real treat.

Spent last evening listening to them (the S1). Driven by a ARC REF3.

tom1040
02-20-2011, 02:21 PM
well...short update for now...these mono blocks are what i expected. detailed, defined, articulate, tight bass on the arrays. wwoooww! mc402 is great-really is ( esp. on the S/2600's) but these bad boys are in a different league....short time but it just feels right.

Tight :):applaud:

tom1040
04-02-2011, 05:31 AM
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hwirt
04-02-2011, 06:17 AM
Nice looking amps Tom, congratulations and enjoy the music.

Audiobeer
04-02-2011, 07:09 AM
What did you do with my Mcintosh amp? :bouncy:

hwirt
04-02-2011, 07:41 AM
I see Crutchfield still has the MA-9S2 listed for sale. $5999.00 each! OMG... Free shipping...

tom1040
04-03-2011, 07:08 AM
Nice looking amps Tom, congratulations and enjoy the music.

Thanks! It would be a joy to hear those K2's!:bouncy:

caladois
04-04-2011, 02:00 AM
May be the top Marantz monoblock need more air cooling ?

tom1040
04-04-2011, 04:25 AM
May be the top Marantz monoblock need more air cooling ?


The rack is vented on the back & sides. However, after tax season is over, I will adjust that shelve down a bit. They do not get hot. After perhaps 2 hours they are slightly warm-not hot like some reviews would have you beleive.

jblnut
04-12-2011, 11:11 AM
I'll second the question on where that Mac went...looking to sell it? I might be interested....lemme know.

jblnut

tom1040
04-12-2011, 02:30 PM
I'll second the question on where that Mac went...looking to sell it? I might be interested....lemme know.

jblnut


Well, it is still in use. I switch between the Marantz w/Arrays and the McIntosh w/the JBL S/2600 through the McIntosh C46 preamp. The pre also controls the 1500 Array sub for both amps.

Actually, it is visable in the pics-both of the salamander.