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My McIntosh system is complete at this point. I have thought about vinyl but I sold and traded them over 30 years ago. I kept and added to my cd collection over the years so once again I decided to get back into McIntosh. I had a Mc system many years ago.
The rack is something I built myself while in lock down. It is 1" butcher block and 3/4" metal pipe. I basically replicated a VPI rack I had for a year. I really like how it came out. I saw another Audiogon member build one similar so I decided to give it a try. The materials were around $500 and about 12 hours of labor. Most everything I had delivered to the door but had to go and pick up the 6' lengths of butcher block. Let me know what you think.
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    • McIntosh C2600 Tube Preamplifier
    • McIntosh Mc462 Amplifier
    • McIntosh MCD600 SACD?CD Player
    • McIntosh MPC500 Power Controller
    • McIntosh XR100 Loudspeaker System

Comments 7

222222&text=bo
Nice rack and impressive McIntosh stack.  Just wondering — as the spaces between shelves are tight, do you have any problem with ventilation for the amp?

bob540

222222&text=fr
You built a very nice shelf system which I assume is adjustable as well.
I bought a pair of Michael Green Justaracks (deluxe) many years ago for about $450 each. The MDF shelves are two inches thick, and easy to adjust- something I've had to do several times as needed for different components. 
It's not very pretty to look at (all black), but is extremely solid, even if you want a turntable. The thing is, except for Mapleshade (which is very expensive for two racks of four shelves, each), no one makes anything like this anymore. I'm not 
deriding high-end rack systems, but I certainly got a good return on my investment, and spent the money I saved on a preamp or a CD player.

french_fries

222222&text=gj
Rack looks great! Great set-up. I'm a Mcfan too. Greg

gjohns

222222&text=jo
Lovely Mac stack!

jond

222222&text=cb
Great system.  Like seeing the McIntosh speakers together with the components, and the rack fits perfectly.

cb77

222222&text=bi
Beautiful set up.  
I've also made some things using iron plumbing pipe (including the TV stand shown in my man cave system).  I like the ease and versatility of the pipe.

billheiser

128x128
Nice rack.

Bet it sounds wonderful...

skypunk

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