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My First “Real” Home Theater

This past week I’ve begun installing my first true home theater. Here’s my equipment list. Making these choices has been tough, especially deciding between the Processor, McIntosh or Marantz. In the end, as much as I wanted it, I could rationalize the extreme price difference. The tech is just moving too fast. I was able to rationalize McIntosh amps however. This MC303 is absolutely nuts. Can’t believe this thing. Should sound amazing on my B&W’s...

McIntosh MI254 (dig amp)
McIntosh MC303 (SA Amp)
McIntosh MPC500 (conditioner)
Marantz AV8805 (processor)
JL Fathom 13.5 (3000w)
B&W CCM7.5 (X2)
B&W CWM7.4 (X2)
B&W 804D2 (X2)
B&W HTM2D3 (center)
Sony VPL-VW695ES
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Fixed-frame projector screen with ultra-thin frame and LED backlight, Black Diamond dark gray material (100")




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That looks like a lot of fun! I bet that amp cost more than my house!
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That looks like a lot of fun! I bet that amp cost more than my house!


I had only seen photos of it online. I’ve never seen or heard any McIntosh component, but the dedicated followers they have... they gotta be good. They do not prepare you for just how monstrous it is. 180lbs of insane power. It’ll drive my fronts and center and I can’t imagine how it’ll sound. I am very excited
and yeah... kinda sorta pricey
I also bought the car of my dreams this past Wednesday. It’s been a hell of a week.


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Sweet! I dreamed about a McIntosh Amp back in the late 70s early 80s reading HiFi magazine .. 50+ years old and still could never justify buying gear like that. I envy you, hope it all works out beyond your wildest dreams!
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This past week I’ve begun installing my first true home theater. Here’s my equipment list. Making these choices has been tough, especially deciding between the Processor, McIntosh or Marantz. In the end, as much as I wanted it, I could rationalize the extreme price difference. The tech is just moving too fast. I was able to rationalize McIntosh amps however. This MC303 is absolutely nuts. Can’t believe this thing. Should sound amazing on my B&W’s...

McIntosh MI254 (dig amp)
McIntosh MC303 (SA Amp)
McIntosh MPC500 (conditioner)
Marantz AV8805 (processor)
JL Fathom 13.5 (3000w)
B&W CCM7.5 (X2)
B&W CWM7.4 (X2)
B&W 804D2 (X2)
B&W HTM2D3 (center)
Sony VPL-VW695ES
Screen:
Screen Innovations Zero Edge Pro
Fixed-frame projector screen with ultra-thin frame and LED backlight, Black Diamond dark gray material (100")
McIntosh and B&W are a dream combo. I love mine
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Video: JVC RS4500 135" screen in pure black room no light, htpc nvidia 1080ti.
Audio: Anthem mrx720 running 7.1.4, McIntosh MC-303, MC-152, B&W 802d3 LR, B&W HTM1D3 center, B&W 805d3 surround, B&W 702S2 rear, B&W 706s2 x 4 shelf mounted for atmos, 2 sub arrays both infinite baffle: 4x15 fi audio running on behringer ep4000 + 4x12 fi audio running on 2nd ep4000.
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McIntosh and B&W are a dream combo. I love mine


Which equipment are you running?


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