Description

System rebuild after a few years away from the hobby.

The Lector is the only item that remained through the years.

Very-recent flips; BAT VK3000-SE traded for McIntosh MA252... which became a MAC7200.

Focal 1028BE II traded for JBL 4429 monitors.

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Room Details

Dimensions: 19’ × 13’  Medium
Ceiling: 8’


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    • McIntosh MAC7200
    200wpc Receiver.
    • Lector CDP-7T
    CD Player.
    • JBL Model 4429 Speakers
    • AudioQuest Columbia ICs
    • AudioQuest CV-8
    Speaker Cable

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222222&text=cb
Owner

You are correct! Updated.

Now, the only thing is whether to bi-wire the the JBLs. The most economical way I see is another matching set of CV-8 cables. Two of those spades at the amp-end is awfully thick...

TBD...

cbucki

222222&text=mj
Don't you mean JBL speakers, not JVC posted in your equipment list.

mjcmt

222222&text=cb
Owner

The BAT is a fine piece. It had a little more accuracy and thump than I'm hearing from the Mac, but...there's a "sweetness" on some tracks that's really pleasing in the MA252. I'd actually call them "even" based on their strengths, but the LOOKS of the MA252 was my sole reason for the purchase.

Truth be told, I probably would have scrapped my speaker upgrade had I acquired the amp first!

cbucki

222222&text=mi
So what is it about BAT that you guys don't like and are thinking about upgrading? I find that BAT preamps/amps command a premium. Some folks mention a BAT house sound.

milpai

222222&text=ca
Great simple system.  I have a BAT 3000 and am also looking at a Mac 252.   I’m on the fence regarding the BAT.  I see you’ve been a fairly long time BAT integrated user.  What made you change if I may ask?  Best....

carmenc

222222&text=cb
Owner

I just traded it for a McIntosh MA252. That Mac look was too much!

The MA252 has a uniquely-good take on vocals and a few accompanying instruments. The BAT may be preferable for more complex music and recordings. A bit more analytical.

cbucki

222222&text=mi
Welcome back to the hobby after a sabbatical. You have assembled a very nice system. Looking pretty good. Hope you are enjoying your music!
What are your thoughts on the BAT amp?

milpai

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