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Old 09-11-2021, 03:34 PM
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Default Which McIntosh Amp for SabrinaX

Not an owner yet but getting close - I was wondering if anyone is using a McIntosh amp with the SabrinaX - I was planning on using my MC452 but when I demo'd the speakers the dealer was using a 160 watt amp and it made me think

My room will be 5,000 cubic feet (23 x 25 with 9' ceilings) open kitchen / dining/ living room - Use would be split between music listening, Grand Kid xBox and Family Television viewing - I wouldn't be doing ear shattering volume - If I pair it with the Watch Center and some surround ceiling speakers maybe the MC205 would be enough .... anyone using a similar set up?

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Old 09-12-2021, 10:26 AM
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Not an owner yet but getting close - I was wondering if anyone is using a McIntosh amp with the SabrinaX - I was planning on using my MC452 but when I demo'd the speakers the dealer was using a 160 watt amp and it made me think

My room will be 5,000 cubic feet (23 x 25 with 9' ceilings) open kitchen / dining/ living room - Use would be split between music listening, Grand Kid xBox and Family Television viewing - I wouldn't be doing ear shattering volume - If I pair it with the Watch Center and some surround ceiling speakers maybe the MC205 would be enough .... anyone using a similar set up?

The sensitivity of Sabrina X is 87 dB. IMO the 452 would be the optimum Mac amp to drive the speaker off the 4 ohm tap.

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Old 09-12-2021, 10:29 AM
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I test drove original Sabrinas with an MC275 and an MC352. The tubes were significantly better than SS
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Find a pair of the most recent MC75s. Worth trouble/wait to find a pair.
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I drive my original Sabrinas with a MC312 amp!
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