McIntosh C2200 Tube Preamplifier SPECIAL 50th Anniversary GOLD

Discussion in 'McIntosh Audio' started by ossidian, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. ossidian

    ossidian Active Member

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    Craigslist has really been a good resource in the last few months.
    Recently picked up a McIntosh MC2000 on Craigslist and just
    picked up a C2200 Commemorative this afternoon.
    3 hour drive each way to pick up but well worth it.

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  2. DC

    DC "Manhattan Boy" Subscriber

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    Very nice! :thumbsup:
     
  3. damacman

    damacman Blown and Injected Subscriber

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    You must live in the SF Bay Area - that CL is brimming with treasure.
     
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  4. ossidian

    ossidian Active Member

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    I wish. Actually Bellevue, WA. Seattle area. The C2200 was a drive to Portland.
     
  5. twiiii

    twiiii Super Member

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    I knew Frank Gow well. His favorite Pre-amp was the C-2200. His father was the President of Mcintosh. They made a special addition with his name on the Face plate to award him for all his years in the hifi industry selling Mcintosh. Though I met Frank one day while he was selling electronic parts to twin plants across the border, we didn't become closer till he went to work for Audio Classics. I was content with my system, but Frank started out by sending me a Dynavector as a surprise, It got me back into collecting records. Updating my stereo system, returning to Mac power amps and more. He was a great guy who loved sound. He loved the 2200 and 275, and was a Tannoy nut. I don't know if he got his Westminsters, but a pair was on his bucket list. I'm not particular fond of Tannoy, they can be a little bright and zinging for me. But they are efficient, and I can see why he would want to pair a 2200 and a 275 with the big beasts for great sound.
     
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