Upgraded my man Cave.. New to my system is a Project Pre box S2 MQA Dac, Men220 room corrector and two MC601 mono blocks.. This is my Man Cave/Zen/Comfort zone 2ch setup.. This is where i go when i wan to get a way..
Thee most peaceful place in my house.. Here i have all i need music music music...
Tv is use to display Albun and artist info when playing music thru Roon..
Hey Hifiman please elaberate on how those Greek appollon work our for you... I had the same thought.. at the time I purchase my speakers they where been demoed with those same amps at the Florida audio show back in Feb.. I ordered a pair of those amps and never worked out... still waiting for them to come in..
Very nice indeed. Bi-amp is often a nice upgrade that can be less costly than switching to mono blocs. How would you describe the MPC1500 impact on the overall performance ? Do you use it for source and pre-amp only or also for the amp ? Happy to hear from you as I am considering purchasing one myself.
TV to see Roon info!? Great! How do you do that? What connected to what with what? Please be specific, as I am not very smart. But I do have fun. And seeing Roon info on the big screen will be fun for everyone! Thanks!
I would definitely recommend getting the MEN220. It will allow using two subwoofers in stereo, and , more importantly, will match the phase of the subwoofers to the main speakers without having to have them positioned right next to the main speakers. This allows optimum placement for the best woofer placement for flattest low frequency response, and a very smooth transition from the subs to the main speakers. It has worked wonders for blending subs to Magnepans and Meadowlark speakers. I used the 12dB/octave slope with crossover at about 45 Hz.
Someone may have already mentioned it or possibly you’ve inquired over in the forum. Room treatment first, then room correction. I’ve ran the MEN220, sweet piece of equipment. Basically a Lyngdorf in a McIntosh shell. But, my room SQ improved immensely once I addressed the issues with room treatment, then added correction. I run the DEQX unit now, vs. the MEN220. Two completely different approaches to room correction. The MEN is straight forward and fairly user friendly. The DEQX is not for the faint of heart, but the results do supersede what the MEN can do.
Hey Hifiman.. i find the 601s / 611s dont have the seperation and imaging im looking for.. The 452 are a sweeter sounding amps.. Also I was not looking to just having to 452s I was going down the biamp road, and wanted to drive speakers with two seperate amplifier.. however since then I came up with a better thought of putting two Greek Tsakridis Apollon tube mono blocks on the high end, and the 452 on the low...
Nice room and same size as mine. I am getting close to buying some larger speakers for my room (to replace KEF LS50). I was wondering if you are having any bass issues with your room? Is that the reason for the MEN-220?
Nice setup! May I recommend as an alternative considering 2 x MC611 (the 600W monoblocks) instead of a second MC452. I have two MC601s (predecessor to the MC611) driven by a C2300 (predecessor to your C2600).They are a fantastic combo and in my setup at least, an improvement over the MC452 - a friend has the latter and we have done a direct comparison, swapping out the power amps. Two of my local McIntosh dealers believe the difference could be down to dedicated power supplies per channel with the monoblocks, versus a shared power supply between the stereo channels in the MC452. Your McIntosh dealer might take the MC452 as a trade-in, if you don't want to sell it yourself.