I've been both silently viewing for quite a while and then letting loose w/ multiple posts. There is a subject that comes up quite often, the additon of an external amplifier to bolster your avr or to go completely w/ seperates.What I have noticed and this can be purely a financial decision but I very rarely see McIntosh ever recommended as a go amplifier.To me growing up this was the professionals' amp.Meaning Drs., lawyers accountants ,bankers. So do you find that they are still holding their value to a point where they are out of reach to most here or is there something that rubs you guys the wrong way about the brand. Build quality has not changed from the 50's from what I have been told even after being taken over by a giant Japanese Holding Co.I'm very happy w/ my Adcom but for some reason I was always drawn to the Macs,maybe because the Dead used them. I don't know but if I ever came across a 2200 w/ the right scenario a would jump on it.
Not dissing any other brand of amps here I haven't heard that many to begin w/ to have an opinion either way.