|Halcro MC50 Multi-channel Power Amplifier|
|Home Theater Power Amplifiers Multi-Channel Amplifiers|
|Written by Brian Kahn|
|Friday, 01 September 2006|
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The Halcro MC50 is hard to criticize when it comes to performance. The sound is clean, detailed and neutral. My only criticisms of the unit are related to set-up. The binding posts had plastic shrouds with openings that allow the speaker cables to be inserted from one angle only. These covers can make the insertion of certain cables difficult. The covers can be circumvented by the use of banana plugs if your speaker cables are so equipped.
Halcro’s MC series provides listeners with another option in well-made high-quality multi-channel amplifiers. I believe that the MC50 will develop a strong following for use in 5.1 music systems due to its finesse and detail. Each channel of the amplifier is capable of extreme accuracy and the precision to capture the slightest nuances of the recording. The Halcro MC50 will please those listeners who demand detail and neutrality for music and film playback in a high performance theater.
Halcro is no flash in the pan. The gear has the chops to hang on stage with the likes of Classe’, Krell, Mark Levinson, Meridian, Linn and the other big boys that grace the shelves of the world’s best home theaters. Hype like “the best amplifier in the world” is very dangerous when considering the subjective differences among the top-performing amps on the market. To my ears, you can hear that the Halcro MC50 lives up to the hype and surpasses even lofty expectations for build, design and, most importantly, sound.