I've been collecting and changing components for years. I've wanted a McIntosh system ever since I saw one at my dad's friend's house about 25 years ago. Since my space is limited this is both home theater and designated 2 channel stereo. When watching TV and Movies, 5.1 preamp output channels go from the Yamaha receiver into the MX-119 and go their way into the McIntosh amplifiers. For 2 channels - I power up the MX-119, MC-352 and let the XRT 28's do the rest. It's my little heaven. Thank you for checking it out!

*** September 2016 update - I upgraded to a McIntosh XCS-350 center and now I have gorgeous, deep natural voices. I also added an MC-275 MK IV for pure tube 2-channel stereo when in the mood, as well as an MVP 871 as my signature player. McIntosh di-polar surround were added for DTS-X and Dolby Atmos. Yamaha CX-A5100 pre-pro has replaced the former receiver.

Room Details

Dimensions: 15’ × 12’  Medium
Ceiling: 9’

Components Toggle details

    • McIntosh XRT-28
    My newest and proudest purchase
    • McIntosh XCS-350
    Center speaker
    • McIntosh MC-352
    Powers the main fronts
    • McIntosh MC-275 reissue
    For pure McIntosh magic, I switch the main speakers to the MC275, and enjoy tube heaven. It's hard to believer that running the XRT-28's with a single MC275 in stereo , gives you so much music. It's not as dynamic as the MC352, but it's very unique.
    • McIntosh MC-7108
    The MC7108 is powering the XCS 350 center speaker (bridged and Bi-amped) and the front surround and back surround speakers.
    • McIntosh MC-2105
    Powers the Infinity Kappa 7.1's surrounds
    • McIntosh MVP-871
    I finally upgraded to the well regarded MVP-871. It's worth it.
    • McIntosh MX-119
    • Infinity Kappa 7.1 sII
    • Definitive Technology BP-7006
    Used as sub woofers
    • Yamaha CX-A5100
    The brain of the operation. 11.2 channels. Solid preamp.
    • Pioneer CLD-79
    My favorite laserdisc player
    • Sony BDP S580
    Solid Blu Ray Player with SACD output through HDMI
    • McIntosh HT-3
    Di-polar surrounds for DTS-X and Dolby Atmos effects.

Comments 4

nice set up , my system is 1 digital in first few listings in virtual systems

i just installed furman elite 20 amp power conditioner. 
it did add and octave of much tighter bass. also improved 
imaging and gave greater dynamics. thats the only thing i see missing in your system . go with 20 amp , but you may need electrician change your
fuse and plug for 20 amp, but gives your system more current. 


Is nice, that's my next step.


Thank you! It sounds great. If I only had a few more feet to push the couch back... And thank you for the Queen art comment. It's my all time favorite band. The living room is a bit of a shrine :-)


Wow....amazing collection on McIntosh must sound great! Love the Queen albums/etc on the wall!


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