Frankenstein MC2100 with tubes?

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  1. slowpat

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    With no visable power supply filter caps this unit must be a Simon and Garfunkel one hit wonder......"the Sounds of Silence"
     
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    One would presume they're installed below deck.
     
  4. clinic-audio

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    it is not a discover for me but with the web everything is possible ....This is an amplifier but no more a MC2100 MC INTOSH !
     
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    There is not that much room "under the deck" for that much power supply modifactions.

    Without out a few more pictures this really is a perfect example of "buyer beware".
     
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    My question would be, “what is trying to be accomplished?” Is this just because you can?
     
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    All I see is a ruined MC2100. Sad...
     
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    I wish it was an attractive and graceful use of the MC2100 chassis. I am a fan of inovation, but Frankenstein seems to be correct
     
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    I agree. It is not an MC2100 anymore: it's another beast.
    Even the power transistors have been replaced so I entirely something else.

    But I like this Frankenstein idea.
     
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    It is almost sold.

    Another thing that I don't understand is the barrier strip connections. He has two red and one black. It should have 16, 8, and 4 plus the Comm. The Comm is below the other points -- he seems to have it at the top. Something odd has happened there.
     
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    It just went for $420 + Shipping. That's insane.:crazy:
     
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    How many of these MC2100 did Mac produce?
     
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    You mean like the one listed on eBay? None. That amp is a butchered MC2100...nothing really Mac about it anymore.
     
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    No, how many 2100 total?

    I've seen that one previously listed, I wouldn't doubt that quite few got reworked as being just another old obsolete amp before eventually hitting a landfill. We are somewhat unique with the regard we hold for these relics.
    My solo MC50 was mod'ed as a county ballpark PA amp, f.i.
     
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    Sold from February 1969 - 1978. 10,935 total units produced over the production run.
     
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    I would say the average price for a MC2100 is $650 online.

    Some go closer to $900, some go closer to $500. There are plenty of rusty, found in a storage shed, buyer does not have the ability to test MC2100s out there. Fortunately, the are also some in pretty good shape.

    I have rarely seen the amazing deal on a 2100. I believe that is why this amp sold for $420. Some people want a 2100, but they don't want to/ can not pay $650.
     
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    Was the 2100 Mac's best selling cash cow? The survival rate is pretty impressive, making it fairly common tho no Dyna ST70.
     
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    You know what they say.....

    ....ya can't fix stupid.
     
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