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    Mcintosh MC2500 Amp to drive the 4430?

    I just wondered if the Mcintosh MC2500 Amp would match the 4430?
    Have any of you guys tried that amp with JBL studio monitors?
    Jan-Thore

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    Not only would it match it will sound great!

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    Oh, ye of little faith.

    The JBL/McIntosh pairing has been the ultimate combo for decades.
    I recently replaced an Adcom 5800 for a Mac 2300 on the low end of my 4355s. It was like adding an entire octave of sound to the low end. Where the Adcom had sought to merely get by with overcautious handling, like female drivers, the Mac made those woofers its bitches. There is now tightness and control to the bass that I hadn't known was possible.

    I think you're in for a thrill!

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    I'm using an MC300 with my 4430. Great sound

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    should work great, I had my 4430's ( sold'em to audiobeer last year) hooked up to a MC402 ( 400 watts per side) and it really sounded good. it had a "fullness" that I really enjoyed and couldn't get with any other type of amp ( all mac's worked great - the bigger the better)

    Mac's ( 300 and bigger) seem to make a good match to the 4430's ( IMHO)

    enjoy

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    MC-2500 with JBL's

    I’m using a McIntosh MC-2300 (300 watts per channel) that I purchased in 1977 for sound reinforcement work to power my JBL L220’s and it sounds great.



    I also have a Carver M1.5t that is rated at 350 watts per channel which sounds almost as good as the Mac in the mid and high end but the bass control is no contest, the Mac is a lot better. The deep tight base that my L220’s can produce with the Mac is incredible. Enjoy the MC-2500.



    Heath

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    2500

    Unfortunately, the 2500 was sold from under me, called 10 min. to late
    The McIntosh 2500 is an amp seldom seen in these parts of the wood, som I'm a bit p#ssed now . But thanx for the feedback, you guys
    My latest object of interest is the Electrocompaniet ECI-1 (norwegian amp.).
    2x100W, dual mono.
    Jan-Thore

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlHungus
    Unfortunately, the 2500 was sold from under me, called 10 min. to late
    Darn....well next time you'll know to jump on them fast...you don't see those often.. better luck next time..

    But as I said ANY MAC ( 300 or over) will work great...the bigger the better. I always wanted to try a 2500 but never had the chance..

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlHungus
    I just wondered if the Mcintosh MC2500 Amp would match the 4430?
    Have any of you guys tried that amp with JBL studio monitors?
    Jan-Thore

    Hmmm. It might be ok.......

    Are you kidding, they are a very nice amp. Had a 2300 for a couple of years and was sorry to let it go.

    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlHungus
    I just wondered if the Mcintosh MC2500 Amp would match the 4430?
    Have any of you guys tried that amp with JBL studio monitors?
    Jan-Thore
    I power my 4430's with an McIntosh MC7270 (270 wpc). A little more headroom with the MC2500 wouldn't hurt, go for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBL Dog
    I power my 4430's with an McIntosh MC7270 (270 wpc). A little more headroom with the MC2500 wouldn't hurt, go for it!

    I guess I should have read the entire thread, sorry it didn't work out.

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    What MAC receiver would be a a definite upgrade to the Marantz 2250 I am using for under $250?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightbrace
    What MAC receiver would be a a definite upgrade to the Marantz 2250 I am using for under $250?
    I don't know if you're going to find a Mac receiver under $250.00 unless it is in need of service.
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    Not yet but I can give you my opinion tomorrow!
    Today I found an MC2500 & a C32 at a Garage Sale!
    Believe it or not, I traded a vintage stove for the pair
    My 4343's are on route from Houston, TX & so I can give you an opinion on those once they arrive next week or the L100t's tomorrow!
    Any recommendations on a better preamp than the C32?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBLCanuck View Post
    Not yet but I can give you my opinion tomorrow!
    Today I found an MC2500 & a C32 at a Garage Sale!
    Believe it or not, I traded a vintage stove for the pair
    My 4343's are on route from Houston, TX & so I can give you an opinion on those once they arrive next week or the L100t's tomorrow!
    Any recommendations on a better preamp than the C32?
    CARY SLP 05 with 1959 vintage 6SN7's
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