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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Ron500E, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. Ron500E

    Ron500E New Member

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    Hello:
    Just thought I'd introduce myself. Had a Mac 2300 while at university (1973 or so), sold it as it was too heavy to move back home, heck, it was too heavy to move period....
    Bought a Mac 1700, ended up trading it for a 2105, C28, MR77 and a MCD7005 as well as a pair of ML2's and the 101. plus a lot of cash.
    Sold those for a very low price due to "cost overruns" on a car restoration project.
    Apparently God took pity on me and let me find, on FB Marketplace, the following ad from a person who does estate sales.
    "stereo console - $20." (which had a single bad pic of what looked like a MX110).
    I tracked the person down, called and agreed to purchase it. This was on a Saturday evening and about 150 miles away. She told me she wont be there until Tuesday.
    I mentioned (lied) that I was going to be by her house either later that evening or early in the morning and could I come by and pay for it? Was told "no, just wait until Tuesday."
    Monday night she sent me a text me saying she was offered $250. and could I do better. I told her I didn't want to get into a bidding war - so she said she would accept my offer which was $325.
    So.... for $325.00 (plus van rental) I managed to acquire the following:
    McIntosh MX 110 Z series.
    McIntosh MC 240.
    Empire 208 Turntable with a Empire 108 Cartridge.
    Viking 86 Reel to Reel Deck.
    All manuals and "paperwork" and all in Excellent condition, all lettering intact, chrome beautiful, etc.
    And..... all purchased at the same time by the original owner.
    On the way home I stopped by another person who ran an ad for a single Bozak 302 - picked that up for $60. in excellent condition, which will be paired with my Telefunken Opus 7 in my Vintage German Garage.
    To complete the Home Vintage System I'd like to find a pair of Wharfedale W3's.
    Thanks and Kind Regards,
    Ron
     
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  2. Hyperion

    Hyperion Roobarb & Custard Subscriber

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    Welcome to AK Ron!
     
  3. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad

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    @Ron500E ,

    I don't often venture into this forum, but when I read "Old Mac Guy" on "recent posts", I knew a visit was a must. Old Mac Guy myself, though limited to SS gear (4100 receiver, 6100 & 6200 integrated amps, and MR-78 tuner).

    The Mac Forums @ AK are excellent amd rife w/ expert guides, including good folk from Audio Classics (Mac specialists) and McIntosh Co. itself.

    Enjoy!

    -M
     
  4. Marine0811

    Marine0811 I love it loud! Subscriber

    Welcome to AK! From the state where Mc’s are made.
     
  5. goat67

    goat67 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Welcome
     
  6. Dave_1962

    Dave_1962 Lunatic Member

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    Welcome
     

     

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  7. Rome

    Rome Holsum Honey Buns Subscriber

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    Greetings to ya!

    Rome
     
  8. SPEC2man

    SPEC2man Are we there yet? Subscriber

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    Sounds like a hell of a score ... welcome
     
  9. Yamaki

    Yamaki Not For Hire Subscriber

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    Welcome to the forum, Ron.
     
  10. damacman

    damacman Blown and Injected Subscriber

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    Welcome! I bet your dorm was party central BITD. I still have a pair of MC2300s as well as a pair of MC2600s ... but yeah - they haven’t gotten any lighter.
     
  11. electronjohn

    electronjohn Plug it in & see!! Subscriber

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  12. imral3

    imral3 Super Member

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    Welcome and enjoy!!
     
  13. HarmanKardon

    HarmanKardon Tubes still smell funny Subscriber

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    Thanks for your introduction - Welcome here! :)
     
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    meggy AK Subscriber Subscriber

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