Are you looking to greatly improve your Surround Sound System using your audio video receiver Pre-Outs?
This procedure will greatly enhance your audio system for relatively little outlay. This essentially uses your current receiver as a Pre-Pro Amp, thus avoiding the need to purchase a Pre-Pro Amp which is always considerably higher price than purchasing a Receiver. Hurray you have now have an audio system based on separates/
The Conrad Johnson MF 5600 is an acclaimed 5 channel amplifier rated at 120 Watts per channel into 8ohm.
The reason that this simple procedure will greatly improve your surround sound system is because the published wattage rating of your audio video is more than misleading! That is because if your AVR’s is rated at 100watts or 105 watts or whatever wattage, this rating is with only 2 channels running and is much lower when you are using your receiver is in surround mode. You will be using your AVR mostly in Surround Sound mode when your AVR will be using all of its amplifiers.
When you use your receiver’s pre outs to an exterior 5 channel amp such as the Conrad MF 5600, each surround channel is receiving 120 watts into 8 ohms or more into a 4 ohm speaker!
This high-quality amp weighs 59 lbs. and measures 16.375"W x 19"D x 8"H.
The CJ had a suggested retail price of $4,000 over 20 years ago!
This amplifier presents as new. I cannot see any flaws and it functions perfectly.
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Conrad-Johnson's MF5600 is a successful product on many grounds. It closely approaches the classic tonal character of a fine tubed amplifier—a C-J hallmark—and holds on to that quality over a great range of output power and possible speaker loading. Not easy to accomplish.
It also avoids the cheap, quick thrill of a bright, fast, forward sound. Instead, it builds on quality and depth of performance to achieve its commendable rating. Its sound is musically entertaining without being hyperactive, while its broad, bighearted approach is easy on the ears. All kinds of music were handled with equanimity. In the lab, the MF5600's high output power and good load tolerance were confirmed.
Well-built and well-finished, with effective if old-fashioned circuit protection, the MF 5600 idled at quite low power and could be safely left on for extended listening periods. This musically well-balanced powerhouse represents fine dollar value and wins a warm recommendation.
It also avoids the cheap, quick thrill of a bright, fast, forward sound. Instead, it builds on quality and depth of performance to achieve its commendable rating.
MF5600 five channel amplifier to power your home entertainment audio system. This amplifier draws on more than two decades of research at Conrad-Johnson into the reproduction of recorded music. The result is a power amplifier with a remarkable ability to recreate the dynamics, textures, tonalities, and ambience of both musical performances and motion picture soundtracks.
At Conrad-Johnson, we expect our products to be a source of satisfaction and of pride to their owners for many years to come. Accordingly, circuit designs, parts and materials for all Conrad-Johnson products are selected with a view to maintaining optimal performance over the years. Our reputation for producing among the industry’s most reliable components is a natural consequence of this engineering approach. Although operation of the MF5600 amplifier is quite straightforward, please take a few minutes to read this manual for useful information on installation and operation.
In closing, we would like to welcome you to the family of Conrad-Johnson owners. We want you to enjoy your Conrad-Johnson product to the fullest. To this end, our staff stands ready to answer any questions you may have about the function and application of your MF5600 five channel amplifier, and to provide any needed service both during, and after the warranty period. Our goal is to heighten your enjoyment of recorded music.
Non-Fatiguing sound with incredible detail on both stereo and surround
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