Question. Ideally, can you stack C1100 together and also Oppo203 and Sony HAP-Z1ES together? What is the ideal cooling space? Thank you.
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I've used a Mc MX-120 as a pre-amp in my main (2.2) system for a few years. While it is an older processor, its build is definitely skewed towards the 2-channel enthusiast, rather than the CODEC obsessed HT crowd. The 120 performs great in analog 2-channel mode. The digital surround modes sound gimmicky and are best left unused. I can't speak to the 160's sound quality, but if you already have it on the shelf, it sounds like it would cost you nothing more than time to find out. I'd be interested in reading about your findings!
@ yakbob. There isn't much review of the MX160 but I was told they are pretty good. I am sure C1100 and MX160 will sound different just because one is Tube and one is SS? But how good the MX160 is yet to know. Yeah, I actually already have the MX160, C1100 and C2600. So I will just have to play around and see how they fit in.
@ steakster. I need the top shelf for turntable...I haven't seen turntable place in between the shelf? It still need lot of clearance, i assume.
I am not downgrading. I just move the C1100 to my bedroom if it really cannot fit in the rack while below the max height I want. Ideally, I want the C1100 to be in the main system but if I cannot make it physically to fit then I cannot. As mentioned, I am trying to achieve max height of 50" or absolutely stretch it to 55" height with the following components in single rack.
PS Audio P10 - I can swap to P5 to reduce 4.5"
Clearaudio Performance DC Turntable
With the cooling space, I just couldn't figure out a way. May be you guys have some way.