Questions about tubes and gear that glows. FAQ
In Reply to: Help push me over the edge and buy an MC240 posted by benhen on February 26, 2008 at 16:14:27:
I must admit that the 240 is my least favorite Mc amp. I don't think the 6L6 has a place in a fine audio system. The 225 is the cream of the lot and I have the MC30's . I've done a shoot out with fully updated MC30's,MC240 and MC225.
You will get almost universal approval of the MC225. The price difference for the 240 and 225 is minimal but if you can get away with less power go for the 225. If you've heard a 6l6 amp against a 7591 or el34 and prefer it then its down to price and $1100 is ok but not great..it is fair. If you've never heard a 6l6 against other tubes you should look up Joe Rosen and 6l6 for some fun reading and go listen and compare for yourself. I tend to agree with his thoughts as they mirror my direct comparisons.
The 6l6 is a PA utility tube that was/is plentiful and convenient but not very many great amps hold lineage to..now the KT66 is another bird altogether.
YMMV and all that ... You'll almost never lose with a Mac on your investment...but the 225 does sound better to most Do a search/listen and see!
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