driving the c200
c200 was subjected to the rigors of the McIntosh Audiophile Test
the opening track, Stravinsky's Firebird Suite was impressively
dynamic and powerful. Track 3, Dvorak Symphony No9 in E minor, Op95
was simply glorious while Bizet-Shchedrin "The Carmen Ballet"
brought a smile to my face. Aaron Copland's "Billy the Kid-Gun
Battle" even managed to evoke some anxieties.
was in Starker Plays Kodaly, track 2, that the violins sounded slightly
strained. This was again apparent in Vivaldi's Four Seasons in track
7. Switching speaker cables to normal CAT5 brought a huge improvement.
though the c200 is not meant to surpass the performance of any of
our amplifiers, it does give a pretty good account despite its'
importantly, it serves as a useful doorway for gaining experience
in constructing discrete power amplifiers. I am sure you will enjoy
this amplifier as much as I have in designing it.
McIntosh Reference CD is produced by topmusic
c200 hi-res schematic (14KB gif)
c200 Parts List
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