Lifting the sentry on a MacIntosh MC50

Re: Lifting the sentry on a MacIntosh MC50

Postby TeeJay » Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:03 pm

I almost forgot...I'm pretty sure my speakers flexed when powering up my Mc2100 before I ever lifted the sentry.

Yeah mine might have as well except now that I have lifted the sentry I pay extra attention to what I am doing! Thanks guys-
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Re: Lifting the sentry on a MacIntosh MC50

Postby Erbacher » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:28 am

I have an mc50 that I would like to lift the sentry monitor on...if anyone can tell
Me which parts to clip or remove I would be very stoked! Thank you
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Re: Lifting the sentry on a MacIntosh MC50

Postby Smolder » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:46 pm

Thanks for reviving this thread. I've been so wrapped up in doing the jimmy Herring/Panic thing lately that I practically forgot my SMS/MC50/JBL rig was sitting there. I'll have to dive back into this over the weekend!
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Re: Lifting the sentry on a MacIntosh MC50

Postby Erbacher » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:53 pm

yeah I'm hoping to find out soon how to remove it
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Re: Lifting the sentry on a MacIntosh MC50

Postby waldo041 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:21 pm

The lifting or removing of the sentry is only really needed if the output of the McIntosh is mismatched upward versus the speaker load making the amp see less of a load and pushing more current to the speaker(s). In normal operating conditions it is not usually even engaged.

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Re: Lifting the sentry on a MacIntosh MC50

Postby MattMan » Wed May 17, 2017 10:34 am

waldo041 wrote:The lifting or removing of the sentry is only really needed if the output of the McIntosh is mismatched upward versus the speaker load making the amp see less of a load and pushing more current to the speaker(s). In normal operating conditions it is not usually even engaged.

~waldo


i.e., two 8 ohm speakers wired parallel to be 4 ohms total impedance and then wired into the 8 ohm tap on the McIntosh.
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Re: Lifting the sentry on a MacIntosh MC50

Postby Searing75 » Wed May 17, 2017 2:21 pm

MattMan wrote:
waldo041 wrote:The lifting or removing of the sentry is only really needed if the output of the McIntosh is mismatched upward versus the speaker load making the amp see less of a load and pushing more current to the speaker(s). In normal operating conditions it is not usually even engaged.

~waldo


i.e., two 8 ohm speakers wired parallel to be 4 ohms total impedance and then wired into the 8 ohm tap on the McIntosh.


Or 1 8ohm speaker wired to the 16ohm Tap. :-)
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Re: Lifting the sentry on a MacIntosh MC50

Postby waldo041 » Wed May 17, 2017 3:33 pm

Searing75 wrote:
MattMan wrote:
waldo041 wrote:The lifting or removing of the sentry is only really needed if the output of the McIntosh is mismatched upward versus the speaker load making the amp see less of a load and pushing more current to the speaker(s). In normal operating conditions it is not usually even engaged.

~waldo


i.e., two 8 ohm speakers wired parallel to be 4 ohms total impedance and then wired into the 8 ohm tap on the McIntosh.


Or 1 8ohm speaker wired to the 16ohm Tap. :-)



exactly!

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