I have historically been a Marantz fan as i really enjoy the what many people refer to as that "Marantz sound". I have fellow stereophile in my area that wants to sell me a McIntosh MC-2105 in good condition. I have always heard great things about Mac's but have never heard one. I am trying to determine how this will sound compared to what i am used to listening to. I know that much of this hobby is very subjective but there is definately a difference in sound of many of these older amplifiers and other equipment. I am currently using Marantz gear on 3 of my 2 channel systems and Adcom on my SRS's.
Has anyone experienced both of these brands in the past and can anyone help me determine where the sound of the mac may fall in comparison to the Marantz, or maybe even some of the other 70's-early 80's equipment like Phase Linear, Carver, Sansui, etc. i am just most familiar with the Marantz.
If it helps, some Marantz amps that I currently own are the 1060B, 1090, 1152DC, 140, 170DC.