Description

Since I initially posted here a few years ago, I made plenty of changes and I cleaned it up a bit. This is my main system combining pure 2-channel and surround sound when needed. The MC-601 monoblocks drive the XRT-28's with ease. I have tried a few McIntosh preamps (SS and Tube) and have settled on the C45. A recent addition of the XLS-12 subwoofer gave the system a little more depth on the lower end and I'm very happy with the result. I play all types of music, mainly classic rock, 80's pop and jazz. For surround, two MC-7106's control all my surround speakers. The only piece I'm still looking for is a McIntosh MLD 7020 to complete my collection. If you have one for sale, please contact me.
Thank you!
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Room Details

Dimensions: 20’ × 15’  Medium
Ceiling: 8’


Components Toggle details

    • McIntosh MC-601
    Mono blocks (2)
    • McIntosh MC-7106
    6 channel power amp (2)
    • McIntosh C-45
    Preamp
    • McIntosh MVP-871
    DVD player, used mainly as CD player
    • McIntosh XRT-28
    Front speakers
    • McIntosh XCS-350
    Center speaker
    • McIntosh XR-6
    Back speakers
    • McIntosh XLS-112
    Active subwoofer
    • McIntosh HT-2
    Passive subwoofer
    • McIntosh HT-3
    Surround speakers (2 pairs)
    • Yahama CX-A5100
    Processor
    • OPPO UDP-203
    4K Bluray player
    • Pioneer Elite CLD-79
    Laserdisc
    • Technics SL-1210MK3
    Turntable

Comments 4

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Owner
Hi cio52,
I was running the subwoofer through the sub output of the C45, however I just bought another one so I'm running them through the L/R outputs. The XLS112 has volume control so it's no an issue anymore. The trim button helped, but eventually I just adjust it on the sub itself. As far as cables, I'm not running anything special. For many years I refused to accept the importance of cables. I'm running RCA Anticables from the MVP871 to the C45 and I recently bought better power cords for the MC601's. Other than that, nothing exotic or special. My speaker wire is 12 gauge, something I picked up online. I just bought a C200 and I'm waiting for it to be delivered!

yyman23

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Thank you for sharing your system, again.  The system you've assembled is a work of art and I am sure it has been the source of many, many hours of audio bliss.  I love the sound of the C-45 in my 2.1 channel system and I wonder if you are using the trim button to control the bass output for the xls-112 in your multichannel setup or are you using the dsp from the Yamaha?  I have found that utilizing the trim on the c-45 works well with my JL Audio sub since it has no remote volume.  Also, what interconnects and speaker cables have worked for you?

cio52

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Owner
Thank you silvanik! To me, the most unique aspect of these speakers is that it seems that the music is generated from the wall. It's a cool experience.

yyman23

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Your system looks so nice, can only image how good it performs!

silvanik

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