get a mac integrated with autoformers. perfect match, rock bottom bass, and incredible disappearing act.
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If you have Apogee speakers, must we understand that imaging is also important to you, apart from your search for a warmer sound.
If so, without stating anything on my part, I've heard from some of my audio buddies and read on Audiogon that McIntosh aren't the best in 3D soundstaging, rather 2D with very lush sound.
You don't specify which Apogee speakers you own, but must we guess they might be of a tough load ? If so, you must also think about ample power to really make them sing.
In brief, several criterias to check. Take your time !
Andr, my Apogees are Slant 6s and I listen at low levels without the need to push (dispite what I listen to). Yesterday's listening included: Absolute Garbage, Meatloaf Bat 2, Pink Floyd Animals. (my system is listed as well if that would help). I don't feel a need to make a mistake and I have to evaluate very carefully, I realize that Mac owners are as passionate about thier equipment as I am about my Apogees hence why I ask but as well I DO HAVE limited funds if I can change so a MA6900, MA7000 would probably be out of my reach (and yes I do love the 3D presentation). Roxy54 no insult intended about the Carver, just the only thing I've owned that I could compare with and even then probably a bad comparison. Still could use more helpful opinions if offered and Thank you Jabo, Johns02, Roxy54 and Andr for your views.
Try the new Mac 7000. One of the best and it has a wide range of pre-amp control features that will allow you to tailor your frequency ranges around the particulars of your speakers. Along with Luxman out of Japan, I think both are the class leaders for integrated amps at the moment.
I am building out a new system at the moment, so I have done a pretty thorough survey of what is out there at the moment. The McIntosh Lab's new 6700 and 7000 line are really incredible sounding. I also loved the 100 watt integrated amp by Luxman.