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Date: 22 Nov 2006 04:38:09
From: Shotmaker
Subject: Grinders Rocky vs. Macap MC4 ?
Hi,

I looking for a replacement for my Gaggia MDF grinder and I am
currently looking at Rancilio Rocky and Macap MC4.

The qualities of the Rocky grinder is widely known but how does the
Macap MC4 perform in comparison ?

Best regards
Peter





 
Date: 23 Nov 2006 17:12:46
From: Danny Joe
Subject: Re: Grinders Rocky vs. Macap MC4 ?

I- >Ian wrote:
> On 22 Nov 2006 06:01:55 -0800, "Danny Joe" <dpiette@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >The Rocky is quieter.
>
> Only if the MACAP is on and the Rocky is Off.
>
> No 'bout a doubt it, the MACAP!

This made me think, Ian.

Is your MACAP quiter than your Rocky? as I said above, mine is much
louder. The Rocky is whisper quiet while on, the MACAP sounds like a
blender.

It is one of the new stepless (though that shouldn't matter)

Maybe I need to talk to Chris...

Thanks for any observations.

d (now i am curious) j



  
Date: 23 Nov 2006 22:29:34
From: Ed T
Subject: Re: Grinders Rocky vs. Macap MC4 ?

"Danny Joe" <dpiette@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1164330766.740598.223880@h54g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>
> I->Ian wrote:
>> On 22 Nov 2006 06:01:55 -0800, "Danny Joe" <dpiette@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> >The Rocky is quieter.
>>
>> Only if the MACAP is on and the Rocky is Off.
>>
>> No 'bout a doubt it, the MACAP!
>
> This made me think, Ian.
>
> Is your MACAP quiter than your Rocky? as I said above, mine is much
> louder. The Rocky is whisper quiet while on, the MACAP sounds like a
> blender.
>
> It is one of the new stepless (though that shouldn't matter)
>
> Maybe I need to talk to Chris...
>
> Thanks for any observations.
>
> d (now i am curious) j
>
My Macap M4 runs very quietly with no beans in the burrs. Our blender is
significantly louder.

E




   
Date: 24 Nov 2006 19:08:51
From: I->Ian
Subject: Re: Grinders Rocky vs. Macap MC4 ?
On Thu, 23 Nov 2006 22:29:34 -0900, "Ed T"
<ed.wilson@acsalaskanospam.net > wrote:

>
>"Danny Joe" <dpiette@gmail.com> wrote in message
>news:1164330766.740598.223880@h54g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>>
>> I->Ian wrote:
>>> On 22 Nov 2006 06:01:55 -0800, "Danny Joe" <dpiette@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> >The Rocky is quieter.
>>>
>>> Only if the MACAP is on and the Rocky is Off.
>>>
>>> No 'bout a doubt it, the MACAP!
>>
>> This made me think, Ian.
>>
>> Is your MACAP quiter than your Rocky? as I said above, mine is much
>> louder. The Rocky is whisper quiet while on, the MACAP sounds like a
>> blender.
>>
>> It is one of the new stepless (though that shouldn't matter)
>>
>> Maybe I need to talk to Chris...
>>
>> Thanks for any observations.
>>
>> d (now i am curious) j
>>
>My Macap M4 runs very quietly with no beans in the burrs. Our blender is
>significantly louder.
>
>E
>

Ditto. The MACAP is barely audible. Quieter than any other electric
appliance with a motor : Blender, MixMaster, Cuisinart by about 20db.


 
Date: 23 Nov 2006 17:03:59
From: Danny Joe
Subject: Re: Grinders Rocky vs. Macap MC4 ?

I- >Ian wrote:
> On 22 Nov 2006 06:01:55 -0800, "Danny Joe" <dpiette@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >The Rocky is quieter.
>
> Only if the MACAP is on and the Rocky is Off.
>
> No 'bout a doubt it, the MACAP!

Oddly enough, no. My MACAP is significanltly louder than my Rocky was -
not under load. When grinding, they sound about the same.

d (I doubt my hearing is getting BETTER) j



 
Date: 22 Nov 2006 17:33:53
From: Espressopithecus (Java Man)
Subject: Re: Grinders Rocky vs. Macap MC4 ?
In article <1164199089.057180.182890@j44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com >,
peter.astrup@gmail.com says...
> Hi,
>
> I looking for a replacement for my Gaggia MDF grinder and I am
> currently looking at Rancilio Rocky and Macap MC4.
>
> The qualities of the Rocky grinder is widely known but how does the
> Macap MC4 perform in comparison ?
>
I used a Rocky for ~ 5 years before buying a Macap M4 ~ 6 months ago.
The Rocky was a decent grinder for espresso, but the flavour and
consistency I get from the Macap is superior. My Rocky performed better
after I did the "teflon tape mod", which you can find in AC or on
Coffeegeek with a simple search.

The doser in the Macap is more robust and sweeps cleaner, but very
simple mods to a Rocky doser will make it sweep as clean as any. I
found it easier to switch between press grind and espresso grind with
the Rocky.

Overall, I'm pleased with the upgrade to the Macap and think it is
easily worth the relatively small extra cost.

Rick


 
Date: 22 Nov 2006 06:25:35
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Grinders Rocky vs. Macap MC4 ?
Macap v. rocky

macap? -- WAY more precise, powerful, better fit and finish, closer
mfg. tolerances. (even better shipping package)

better grinder. it should be for $150 to $200 more.

owned both.


Dave
164.5
www.hitechespresso.com



 
Date: 22 Nov 2006 07:34:14
From: Godzilla
Subject: Re: Grinders Rocky vs. Macap MC4 ?
On Wed, 22 Nov 2006 04:38:09 -0800, Shotmaker wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I looking for a replacement for my Gaggia MDF grinder and I am currently
> looking at Rancilio Rocky and Macap MC4.
>
> The qualities of the Rocky grinder is widely known but how does the Macap
> MC4 perform in comparison ?
>
> Best regards
> Peter

I have never used the Rancilio Rocky, so have no direct basis for
comparison. However, Santa came through with a Macap MC4 doserless and
stepless for me. It feels like I am driving a Rolls Royce. ;-) (No first
hand experience there either)

Godzilla


  
Date: 22 Nov 2006 20:05:11
From: I->Ian
Subject: Re: Grinders Rocky vs. Macap MC4 ?
On 22 Nov 2006 06:01:55 -0800, "Danny Joe" <dpiette@gmail.com > wrote:

>The Rocky is quieter.

Only if the MACAP is on and the Rocky is Off.

No 'bout a doubt it, the MACAP!


 
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