I thought I would run a little mini-blog here about my experiences with the McIntosh amp that I have coming, starting with the most anxious wait I have ever experienced. I don't think I have felt like this even on a first date. The Amp's previous owner was/is an engineer on the F-22 Raptor project, and seems the sort that has cared for his gear. So much so that he does not want to ship it just yet as he cannot locate the original shipping cartons and instructions. Prior to my placing the buy it now on Ebay, he had already ordered the manuals and boxes from Mac and they should be recieved by him early next week... I agreed that it would be best if we wait for the packaging to arrive before it is shipped, so now all I can do is wait:(... and post here. He is also going to send a factory flight demonstration blu-ray of the F-22 going through it's paces at the hands of the companie's test pilots... He is the guy responsible for certifying that each new bird is ready to spread her wings and fly.... wish I had a job like that!