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    Default Mcintosh MC250 value

    I just found someone selling a McIntosh MC250 for a $100 what do I need to look out for with this amp? I know caps go bad over time he says it works good but will see.

    So what do I need to know about this before I get into it.

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    Not one of their greatest sounding amps and it's probably due for a recap.
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    Too bad it's not an MC 240 then you would have somthing.

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    The guy is local well see but I am thinking I will look it over very well and well a recap for me would not be a issue I have 90% of the caps needed on my bench. Why is it not the best sounding amp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phasewolf View Post
    Why is it not the best sounding amp?
    Its's very early solid state ( yuck).They had none of the magic of their tubed units of that era like the MC240,MC275 etc.

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    Is it something I should pickup and flip?
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    Yes if it was a mc240 I would of had passed out at that price I am not that lucky.

    So is this a pass or grab?
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    Just about any Mac for a bill is a no brainer for flipping purposes. Do a quick search and figure out fair market value and go from there.
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    The MC-250, MC-2100 and MC-2105 go for stoopit money on the open market for what they sound like, IMO.
    A hunnert smackers for an MC-250 in working condition would be cheap - but still wouldn't, IMO, be a great use of a C-note.
    Autoformer coupling notwithstanding, this family of amplifiers to me has a harsh, grainy, unrefined sound typical of early solid state hardware (indeed, the "tone" is that of the amps that gave solid state a bad name).

    Just my opinion of course (as an MC-2100 owner).

    Yes, a complete rehab should help considerably, but the starting platform is meh at best. Save your pennies and buy an MC-225 when the opportunity presents itself (or a pair of MC-30s or a pair of MC-60s or, yeah, even an MC-275...).
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    Well sadly it sold I missed it by a minute. I wanted to use it a make some coin off it so I could get something better.
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    In any event as most said for ss you'd be better off w/ a mac 2100 @ 105 per side or the more room friendly 2105 w/ those meters looking at you .$100 seemed way cheap and now you'll never know how or if it even worked..

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