Lexicon MC-1 A/V Preamplifier

4.63/5 (43 Reviews) MSRP : $5995.00


Product Description

A/V Preamp and Processor


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by John a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 20, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Very disappointed with sound quality. This unit is very good for movire usage and the logic 7 is pretty good too. I do like the bass management features and the adjustable mute function. Overall this would be a great piece of gear IF it sounded good! : <((

I'm very displeased with the dry, sterile sound. I recently replaced it with a Sunfire Theater Grand III. The sound difference is UNBELIEVEABLE. I LOVE IT!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by aza12345 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I set up a dedicated home theatre about 4 years ago and felt that I had a fairly good set up. However, it was not until I purchased the MC-1 that I got much more from watching movies. The surround effects are excellent and the bass management I feel are stellar. I find that I'm watching movies again, just to hear the difference and they are significant.

My theatre contains;

Lexicon MC-1 processor
Marantz MA-500 monoblocks (X 5)
Atlantic Technologies 370THX speakers complete with 372 PBM Sub
Infinity BU-1 Sub (secondary)
Sony VPH-1272 projector
DVDO Iscan Plus
Draper Shadow Box Clarion with M1300 screen 90"
Sony DVP-S330 DVD
Monster Power HTS-5000 power conditioner

and 5 other components.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   audiogon.com



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by david shult a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 27, 2002

Bottom Line:   
This pre-amp is very good one , and i really like the way the detail flow around the room, but for the original price that suppose to cost i will never buy one , in my opinion the b&k reference 30 is better in price and performance

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   online



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bzsomerset a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I have had my Lexicon MC-1 Processor now for a couple of weeks. I am finding
myself getting movies that I have watched before just to hear everything I have
been missing. (And it is a lot) This Processor has it all ample Video inputs Ample
Digitial Inputs. All in a sleek unit. The Logic 7.1 is a great benefit even for those
using a 5 speaker system.

SYSTEM:
Sherbourn 5 1500/a
Lexicon MC-1
Sony 605 DVD
Bettercables Silver Serpent Interconnects, SVideo And Digital Coax
Audioquest GR8 Speaker Cable

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Purchased At:   Sound Video



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ray Coronado a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 18, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I bought this unit to replace my DEAD GTX-1
The MC-1 added so much more detail to movies that I have already watched. ie. U571 in DTS Logic 7. I heard things that I never noticed before, and a sound field with way more space then I remember. I am am sorry my GTX-1 had to die but, it may be for the better.

Lexicon MC1
Toshiba 55" Cinema series
Adcom GFA7000 5x135
Definitive Tech PF15TL Sub.
NHT Superone's 5 of them
Pioneer CLD704 LD Player
Pioneer DV414 DVD Player
Panamax MAX1000

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $2200.00

Purchased At:   Local Audio Shop




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