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Old 11-15-2020, 05:25 AM
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Default McIntosh MPC1500 or AudioQuest Niagara 5000

For my McIntosh kit ...
McIntosh MPC1500 or AudioQuest Niagara 5000 ?
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Old 11-15-2020, 03:37 PM
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No question, itís Niagara all the way.
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Old 11-15-2020, 03:42 PM
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The McIntosh would be a good visual match with your other components, however the Niagara will perform at a higher level.
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Old 11-16-2020, 02:11 PM
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I think it's difficult to answer your question, in part because power quality can vary so much from one location to another, so what works best in your system may not work the same in another.

I'm not familiar with the AQ, but I think the Mac may offer some switching options - such as selecting which outlets are switched and when they are energized - that the AQ may not. I don't know if that's important to you.
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Old 11-16-2020, 02:34 PM
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Thanks very much indeed
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FWIW I am going with the MPC1500 but it can take up to 10 weeks for delivery. I am 5 weeks in so far...!
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Old 12-24-2021, 10:07 AM
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FWIW I am going with the MPC1500 but it can take up to 10 weeks for delivery. I am 5 weeks in so far...!
I commiserate. I'm 5 weeks in on my MC1502 and I'm told it won't be until March.
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Deliveries keep getting pushed longer and longer. I waited 12 for my men220.
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Old 12-26-2021, 11:42 AM
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Deliveries keep getting pushed longer and longer. I waited 12 for my men220.
How's it working out in your system Doug?
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How's it working out in your system Doug?
So far, I did a quick calibration with only one focus position and Iím definitely noticing a difference for the better. Sound stage is more defined, bass is slightly more prominent without the loss of top end that some have mentioned. Some other posts mentioned taking more focus points and running in global mode will produce a warmer sound. Iíve yet to try that.
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