JustinJohn wrote:I've been reading some conflicting info regarding a "warmup" period required by McIntosh amps, specifically the MC250. Being solid state amps, I was under the impression these amps didnt require warming up... Can someone clarify this?
Thanks in advance!!
NSP wrote:Yeah, there was a recent thread stating a theory that the larger caps require a long period of time (24hrs?) to fully charge and thus provide optimal tone. So, should one just leave it powered up all the time if used regularly? That seems plausible, but leaving my Mc250 powered up like that concerned me a bit.
mijknahs wrote:It looks like that has to be wired in parallel. So if you are using only one channel separately (switch on "stereo") you would use the 4 ohm tap and the appropriate input. As Pete B. does, you could also run each speaker from separate channels (8 ohm tap - still on "stereo" setting) but you would need to run a signal into both inputs (split your single preamp signal into two cables).
If you bridge the channels, you would bridge the 8 ohm taps together (and com taps together) and flip the switch to "mono". Then the 8 ohm taps would "become" a 4 ohm tap. You could hook up to either side since they are bridged. I think its the right channel input and gain knob that would contol it.
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