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Chat about Equipment Info
 #55515  by tigerstrat
 Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:32 am
Try overkill. Why anyone not playing a hockey rink would want something with so much power- and that weighs about triple of many other power amps, I'll never figure out. Bassists, maybe, but a guitarist in most settings can peel paint with about 1/3 of the wattage or less.
 #55516  by Tennessee Jedi
 Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:37 am
Claims it was once owned by the Dead ....
 #55529  by Dozin
 Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:59 pm
apparently one clue if it was a GD amp,.. all the case screws have locktite on them
 #55533  by tigerstrat
 Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:40 pm
Dozin wrote:apparently one clue if it was a GD amp,.. all the case screws have locktite on them

from the CL ad:
This particular unit was supposedly on tour with the Grateful Dead for many years as a back up for the infamous Wall Of Sound. It is still in mint condition because the MC 2300's are so reliable that this one never got unboxed
Seems to imply it's still in its original packaging? Or that it at least was until the post-WOS sell-off.

This tidbit is kinda interesting:
I spoke with McIntosh labs product manager Ron Cornelius while he was in town and he said that these amps will actually push 450 watts per channel at the +3Db point.
 #55535  by waldo041
 Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:08 pm
since the gd bought directly from mcintosh. odds are mcintosh probably logged all serial numbers and it might be verifiable from them.

just a thought.

 #55662  by Aridity
 Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:13 pm
Holy hell, great find!!!!!! :cool: :cool: :cool: