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post #31 of 260
Sorry, it's going out to our clients house on Friday.
post #32 of 260
Based on the lack of replies here and on the net in general, this long awaited processor lost a lot of hype and enthusiasm from would-be owners!
post #33 of 260
I am a custom A/V installer and I set up a McIntosh MX-150 last week. The system consisted of a Mcintosh MX-150 with a Mcintosh MC-402 amplifier driving the customers existing Magnepan MG 3.6 as the fronts and a Rotel RMB-1095 driving the center channel and surrounds on this 7.1 channel system. The subwoofer that was used was a Paradigm Studio Sub-15. Due to the large room size with sloped ceilings and hardwood floors I knew that room acoustics were not ideal. Fortunately the McIntosh RoomPerfect performed flawlessly. After the calibration the room sounded better that I had ever thought it could. The sound was nothing short of breathtaking with crystal clear, transparent highs, articulate midrange and tight bass with no sign of the standing waves or resonant modes I had heard before the calibration. Yes $12k is alot of money for a Pre/Pro but if you have the right equipment I have no doubt that it is worth it.
post #34 of 260
Is the 150 a re-badge or a ground up Mac?

I know a few years ago [2-3 or so] they had plans for a Mac-Daddy [pun intended] separate video and audio processor but it never got off the ground.
post #35 of 260
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Originally Posted by morse13 View Post

The sound was nothing short of breathtaking with crystal clear, transparent highs, articulate midrange and tight bass with no sign of the standing waves or resonant modes I had heard before the calibration.

Bet there were plenty of nulls though.
Ken
post #36 of 260
Anybody else received this thing yet? My store has had it on order for 4 months. No word on when it's coming. Perhaps some HDMI issues...oh wait, that never happens!
post #37 of 260
Any news?
post #38 of 260
we've installed 2 of them already. been over 3 months and everything has been working flawlessly.
post #39 of 260
So, is there another thread on the Mc Intosh MX150 out there? Things seem a little sparse. The reason I bring this up: In the throes of some of as-yet-coined lapse in judgement I ordered one these things. Does anybody know of any problems with HDMI hand-shaking, or, on the other side of the coin, any good qualities that they have come across?

Thanks in advance
post #40 of 260
I just had my MX150 installed last Tuesday. Everything works and sounds great. No problem with hdmi hand shake. It takes about 30 seconds to initalize at first start up.
post #41 of 260
Some pictures.
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post #42 of 260
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Originally Posted by Turbo Ron View Post

I just had my MX150 installed last Tuesday. Everything works and sounds great. No problem with hdmi hand shake. It takes about 30 seconds to initalize at first start up.

Looks great, Ron! So, how does multi-channel DRC sound vs. the MEN220?

Ken
post #43 of 260
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Originally Posted by RUR View Post

Looks great, Ron! So, how does multi-channel DRC sound vs. the MEN220?

Ken

It works real good. 5.1 movies seem to dial in better, but I also replaced my Velodyne dd15 for a JL113 sub. I now incorperate the sub with my 2 channel listening. The base is there now, and blends really good. I could never get the Velodyne to work with my Martin Logan Vantage. Those were my first speakers before I moved to the Summits. The Summits did not need an additional sub. The CLX's do on most material.
post #44 of 260
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Originally Posted by Turbo Ron View Post

It works real good. 5.1 movies seem to dial in better, but I also replaced my Velodyne dd15 for a JL113 sub. I now incorperate the sub with my 2 channel listening. The base is there now, and blends really good. I could never get the Velodyne to work with my Martin Logan Vantage. Those were my first speakers before I moved to the Summits. The Summits did not need an additional sub. The CLX's do on most material.

Looks awesome, TR! Congrats on your new MX150. I bet the CLX/Mac combo rocks the house!
post #45 of 260
Yes it is. It was recomended to me over the Martin Logan Decent i. Just as fast, just as musical, but can go down deeper when called upon. Better for where the location is in my room. The Sub is placed on the back corner behind my theater seats.
LL
post #46 of 260
Nice set-up TR, I am thinking you might need bigger main speakers though
post #47 of 260
hey TR.

Is that the 82" Mitsubishi ya got there, that sucker is huge.
post #48 of 260
Yes it is. When I put the big speakers in, it made the TV look smaller
post #49 of 260
Glad to hear that you're happy with the new kit TR. I have to wait a month for mine as it's on back order. And that's some serious amplification you have there.
post #50 of 260
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Originally Posted by EK21 View Post

Glad to hear that you're happy with the new kit TR. I have to wait a month for mine as it's on back order. And that's some serious amplification you have there.

I am using the Mac 402 for the front and the Mac 205 for the center, surround speakers and the outside speakers. You will love the MX150.
post #51 of 260
I have the 82" Mits also TR it is pretty damned awsome. I would really like to hear the Mx 150. No one around here has one I'm sure.
post #52 of 260
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Originally Posted by audiophilesavant View Post

Is the F113 quick enough to integrate smoothly?

I have two f113's and they are indeed quick enough and very musical sounding subs. I still grin when these babies kick in for some serious LFE.
post #53 of 260
I also use a pair of F113 subs and they are fine for anything you throw at them.
post #54 of 260
Turbo, what where you using before the MC-150?
post #55 of 260
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Originally Posted by worldcat View Post

Turbo, what where you using before the MC-150?

Marantz AV8003 and a McIntosh MEN220. My suplier took them back and said he would sell as a demo since I recently purchased both pieces. I lost some money there. He knows me and he wanted me to have what he considerd the best. Before that I had the Primare sp31.7
post #56 of 260
Yeah i would like to get a nice Processor just wondering if the Mac will be worth it.
post #57 of 260
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Originally Posted by worldcat View Post

Yeah i would like to get a nice Processor just wondering if the Mac will be worth it.

The more I listen to this processor, I do think it is worth the money I paid. This processor makes a huge difference in sound quality from anything I have had in the past.
post #58 of 260
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Originally Posted by Turbo Ron View Post

The more I listen to this processor, I do think it is worth the money I paid. This processor makes a huge difference in sound quality from anything I have had in the past.

Awesome. Glad to see Mcintosh is delivering.
post #59 of 260
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Originally Posted by Bulldogger View Post

Awesome. Glad to see Mcintosh is delivering.

Indeed they are!
post #60 of 260
Sounds like a future plug for a review! You go KR...
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