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In Reply to: RE: New production 6550's posted by northernquad on March 26, 2014 at 11:34:14:
Was it a couple grand off?I wouldn't mind a new one myself.I have a vintage MC275. That Mc275 MK6 is of the best sounding amps made today..I would easily put it in the top five amps sonically.The GL KT88s in the Mc275 are a very complementary match.I was very surprised when Mcintosh didn't use the Genelex KT88 as original equipment on the reissues,being the Genelex was original equipment on the vintage amps.
Later it came to me and then I confirmed my theory and it was correct after talking to Mcintosh engineering.When the Mc275 was first reissued in the mid 90s,there was no Genelex reissue and the best KT88 at that time was supposedly the Svetlana wing C.They had a long standing contract with St Petersburg Svetlana to supply these tubes but now I think they will be using the Genelex.
The voltage amp and phase inverter in the Mcintosh amps are the most influential on the sound from my experience.
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- RE: New production 6550's - Michael Samra 19:34:36 03/26/14 (1)
- RE: New production 6550's - northernquad 08:19:00 03/27/14 (0)