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Default McIntosh MSS630 anyone?

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Default Re: McIntosh MSS630 anyone?

I owned a set briefly, but never installed them. They are Vifa variants although I'm not sure what models they cross reference to.


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I owned a set briefly, but never installed them. They are Vifa variants although I'm not sure what models they cross reference to.
So the Mc speakers are not Mcs but Vifa? are Vifa Speaker good or bad i will be instaling the MSS630 i have in the next week or so in my SQ system, do you thing they will be a let down

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Default Re: McIntosh MSS630 anyone?

I've been a huge McIntosh fan for 20 years, but I've never cared for their components- Especially for what they cost.
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I've been a huge McIntosh fan for 20 years, but I've never cared for their components- Especially for what they cost.
Thanks for the quick reply, say money out of the way, are they any good or are they pants

I have 2 sets so are they worth instaling.
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Default Re: McIntosh MSS630 anyone?

I've installed maybe a dozen sets of McIntosh components (for customers, not for myself), but that was quite a few years ago. I always hoped they'd sound better than the last time, but they always left me hanging a little bit. I could never pinpoint exactly what my issue was with them, but they just seemed to color the sound more than what I was used to. For lack of a better description, they sounded very "baritone"- Like the lower midrange was peaky and the upper midrange was muffled. Female vocals (and Michael Jackson) just left me very unsatisfied.
I ran them off various amps in different installs, but usually McIntosh, a/d/s/, and Zapco amplifiers. Didn't matter if it was a 5.25" or 6.5", same issue with the sound.
I never ran them active, and it could be that their passive crossovers were the weak link- I don't know. I do remember customers being happy with their purchase but I couldn't get them to sound right to my personal liking out of the box.

I think at the time I was spoiled by a/d/s/ speakers, I almost never had a problem getting them to sound great. I remember swapping out the McIntosh separates in one system for a/d/s/ separates, and my frown turned into goosebumps when I played it again. The difference was drastic. That's probably part of why I still use a/d/s/.
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Default Re: McIntosh MSS630 anyone?

McIntosh has a long history of rebadging home and Car audio speakers. Vifa makes drivers for many different companies, so it's not just McIntosh using their services.

What I don't get is that McIntosh and Boston Acoustics are under the same parent company, DM Holdings, so why not get Boston to make some drivers for McIntosh instead of contracting Vifa


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Default Re: McIntosh MSS630 anyone?

mcintosh was owned by clarion as well when their Speaker line came out. rebadged clarions?

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I have never been overly impressed with McIntosh speakers (car or home) ...they are not 'bad' ...just not up to what I expect from McIntosh.

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