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Old 28th May 2005, 10:11 PM   #1
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Hi guys. I just came across a MC275. The gentleman wants 1000 canadian. Is the amp worth this in woirking condition?
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Old 28th May 2005, 10:27 PM   #2
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Yes, especially if the chromework is in good shape.
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Old 29th May 2005, 12:30 AM   #3
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Is the amp worth this in woirking condition?
Absolutely NOT! And please forward the name and address of this chartlatan my way immediately so I know where to send the cheque.
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Old 29th May 2005, 02:24 AM   #4
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Hi Madmike2,

YES - as long as it hasn't been "improved" or the cosmetics are in poor condition. At that price the tubes should be in good condition, notice I didn't say brand new.

You can expect to replace most of the resistors as they will be out of tolerance. At least on every single one I have restored they are. They sound great once gone over. There are a few caps that may be in poor condition. These things are all expected in an amp this old.

Listen to it first.

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Old 29th May 2005, 02:59 AM   #5
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Well i am not going to be a knob and keep it to myself. If anyone cares this guy has about 8 peices of McIntosh stuff. He is BJ pawnbrokers on queen at Church street in toronto. Old Greek guy with a ton of old gear in there. I wont be able to swing the coin to buy it unfortunately. I mean i can buy it but then i have no money.

North east corner of Church and Queen on Queen beside the Pizza place. I saw minimum 30 peices of gear in there that caught my attention. Tube pre amps and amps. Old style radios. Some seriously massive amplifiers. a couple brystons.
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Old 29th May 2005, 09:13 PM   #6
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Damn it . I think i am going to sell my KRK's and buy that amp. I cant find out about price but there are many sites ooozing goo about how great wonderful fantastic that amp was.... now i want it
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Hi Madmike2,

Keep in mind it's over 30 yrs old. It is going to need some work and it might not "do it" for you.

Find out what they are going for so you can sell it if you need to. Try and talk him down a bit. He's in business to sell them, not stock them. You will need to service it after all. Some tubes at least.

I would feel better if you heard one and decided that you did like them. For the record, when working to spec, I do like them. I just refuse to pay market rate for these.

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Ask for a peek inside. If its like my mc240 it's ony five screws away. Assuming it hasn't been totally butchered it'll sell for many times your outlay without breaking a sweat. Check the listings here:

http://www.mc275.com/

You'll be kicking your wallet side for life if at the very least not looking into such a screaming deal.
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Look for poor workmanship, modifications. Lot's of that going around in Toronto.

Otherwise, give it a spin.

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