Heavy Weight Rig for Jerry Tone

Heavy Weight Rig for Jerry Tone

Postby Bobbyg » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:48 am

I have obviously discovered, that in order to get close to playing the Jerry tone, you must first "know" what Jerry tone is; and the clearer the better. Have not heard Jerry live since 1992. So here is my rig for this exercise:
Europe 72 > Technics SL-D1 > Marantz 3200 Preamp > 2x Mcintosh MC50 > 2x Klipsch Cornwall :-) :-) Cornwalls weigh 105# apiece!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hls9mk8ax2gdaxl/20170719_195726.jpg?dl=0
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Re: Heavy Weight Rig for Jerry Tone

Postby Gr8fulCadi » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:45 am

Nice system :smile: !! I have since converted back to vinyl and tube gear. Total joy especially in winter time when ur stuck in the house.

Dicks Picks Vol3 > Rega P3 > McIntosh mx110 pre/phono < McIntosh mc30's < infinity sm112 (week link but fine after some mods) Would love me some Klipsch speakers.

Started with and still use the above Rega but with a McIntosh C27 pre and the lovely mc2105. Yes, I got run over by a convoy of McIntosh gear.
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Re: Heavy Weight Rig for Jerry Tone

Postby tcsned » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:29 pm

I've been using my backup MC2100 with my turntable.

Nice rig you've got!
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Re: Heavy Weight Rig for Jerry Tone

Postby ccw3432 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:01 pm

Nice setup. I didn't realize full range speakers of that size were still being manufactured. I'd love to hear those Cornwalls! Would you recommend them? I'm running a two channel home stereo system using a Mac c22 preamp which I inherited from my grandfather and an MC2100 power amp and absolutely love the sound. I hope to upgrade my speakers someday.
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Re: Heavy Weight Rig for Jerry Tone

Postby Bobbyg » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:48 am

Well, glad to see others here are dual purposing their Mac's. I am sure those MC-30 tube amps sound sweet! I just picked up the Klipsch Cornwalls after searching for a long time. Klipsch has been making the Cornwall with only moderate changes non-stop since 1959. Mine are from 1984 and look brand new. The soundstage is really stunning. A set of new Cornwalls is crazy expensive, $4k and up. But you can get an outstanding set for way far less if you keep your eyes open on Craigslist, etc...........
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Re: Heavy Weight Rig for Jerry Tone

Postby Gr8fulCadi » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:00 am

Klipsch and McIntosh were absolutely made to be paired up. The brightness of the horns on the Klipsch speakers and mellowness and warmth of the Macs compliment each other pretty well. I would love a pair of Klipsch Cornwalls or Forte/Chorus but not wife approved at this time.

The MC30's were fully restored by Yves Beauvais. I bought them all rusty and barely working, sent them to Yves and now they're brand new. Trust me that while the MC30's are a treat to listen too, the autoformer family, MC50, mc2100 mc2105 etc are NOT that far off!! Sound quality and tube like tone to die for. They are very nice to listen too, my 2105 is never leaving my possession.

:smile: :smile: :smile: Enjoy em!!
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Re: Heavy Weight Rig for Jerry Tone

Postby Bobbyg » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:51 pm

[quote="Gr8fulCadi"]Klipsch and McIntosh were absolutely made to be paired up. The brightness of the horns on the Klipsch speakers and mellowness and warmth of the Macs compliment each other pretty well. I would love a pair of Klipsch Cornwalls or Forte/Chorus but not wife approved at this time.

Understood.......I got "wife approved" because she liked the furniture like finish on the Cornwall cabinets! :-) Doesn't hurt that she is a Deadhead too!
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Re: Heavy Weight Rig for Jerry Tone

Postby zambiland » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:53 pm

Gr8fulCadi wrote:Klipsch and McIntosh were absolutely made to be paired up. The brightness of the horns on the Klipsch speakers and mellowness and warmth of the Macs compliment each other pretty well. I would love a pair of Klipsch Cornwalls or Forte/Chorus but not wife approved at this time.

The MC30's were fully restored by Yves Beauvais. I bought them all rusty and barely working, sent them to Yves and now they're brand new. Trust me that while the MC30's are a treat to listen too, the autoformer family, MC50, mc2100 mc2105 etc are NOT that far off!! Sound quality and tube like tone to die for. They are very nice to listen too, my 2105 is never leaving my possession.

:smile: :smile: :smile: Enjoy em!!



I agree. I have a pair of refurbished MC30s and they are astounding in their clarity. I'm using a pair of Avalon NP2s and the combination is great (the amps even made my old B&W DM330s sound very good). I have been using an MC2105 more recently just for some more low end thump.

Front end is a Grace M9XX or M902 fed by digital sources. My turntable lives in my home studio, which at this point is a set of the high end NHT speakers with their own amplifier module with a Metric Halo ULN-8 providing the DAC.
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