mcintosh home theater pre-amp tuners.


I have a McIntosh mx132 home theater pre-amp tuner. it's list price was 7k. I see on ebay that many of these, mx130, mx135 and so on doesn't retain their value. is there a reason for this and where doe's mine stand?
g_nakamoto
Home theater processors get undercut by the rapid pace of video technology. HDMI interface standards (currently HDMI 2.0 going soon to HDMI 2.1), Dolby standards (e.g. Dolby Atmos), 4K video replacing 1080p -All of these upgrades require new hardware (meaning the stuff you have now is outdated, obsolete). I see fabulous bargains in this area that have been replaced by something new. 
i use my mx132 for 2 chanell use to match my mc602amp. would this be a good match?
Probably. McIntosh "house sound" should come through (generally regarded as excellent). I was going to note, in my previous post, how much value is to be had using an outdated HT processor for two channel (or multi-channel) music offerings.
i don't have home theater. i only listen to music. i wanted a pre-amp tuner to match the appearance of my 602. most of the pre-amp tuners are the older models. so this is why i bought the 132.
Great choice!
  I recently bought a mint MX-132 on ebay for $1,200. The seller had just had it factory reconditioned with all new software. It looks and sounds great. 
If you are using the MX132 only for 2 channel listening, I believe you will hear significant improvement in sound quality matching a dedicated McIntosh preamp with your MC602. I tried a MX136 against a C2300 and it wasn't even close for 2 channel. 
scorpio1951, i bought my mx132 from audio classics about 3 years ago from audio classics for $1200.00.  my son gave me the mc602. i bought the mx132 because it was what i could afford.
  You did fine. I have bought from Audio Classics, always with good results. 
  mcgal, I am using the MX-132 for home theater, and only occasionally use it for two channel listening. I also own a C2300, and it is superior for two channel listening. 
Most of my audio equipment also came from Audio Classics, I am close enough to drive there as well as listen and pick up. Great bunch of guys there.
McIntosh MX132, MX121, MX122 aren't that good for two-channel listening to music. You will have to step up to its top of line HT preamp processor such as the MX160, MX151, MX150 to achieve great quality stereo listening to music to match with your MC602 amp. Since you aren't doing HT if I were you I would get a good quality stereo preamp. McIntosh makes good stereo preamp. 

McIntosh MX132, MX121, MX122 aren't that good for two-channel listening to music. You will have to step up to its top of line HT preamp processor such as the MX160, MX151, MX150 to achieve great quality stereo listening to music to match with your MC602 amp. Since you aren't doing HT if I were you I would get a good quality stereo preamp. McIntosh makes good stereo preamp. 

only reason i bought the mx 132 is because i don't have funds for a separate pre-amp and tuner. being retired and on a fixed income does'nt help any.