Responses from runwell

Why No McIntosh Recommendations?
McIntosh Mc901 very good.      
Integrated amp: Component weight
Interesting topic. If I am OP, I choose house sound first,not the weight, as I can't carry it, I will ask for help,it is the one time moving and it is not a big deal. Different brands make very very different sound and individual people always h... 
Looking for 200 watt Amp to drive Dynaudio Heritage speakers
$1200 for 200wpc    
A tube amp equivalent to ARC-80S or 160S?
Audio research ref 75se used one will be a good replacement.    
Integrateds: Luxman vs. Ayre?
The best way is to have the chance listening, Both Ayre and McIntosh are special, some people love it and some people don't like it.      
Need a big favor picking a preamp
How about luxman c-10x ? It is upgraded model of c900u, which can beat audio research ref 6se.  At the price range under $20000, should be the one of best choice.  
Why No McIntosh Recommendations?
Happy New Year and enjoy the listening! Who care other people's comment?  You just enjoy yourself. McIntosh really bring us the joy! I do agree. By the way, MA352 is solid state amp. I remembered  wrong as I am on skiing this morning.    
Why No McIntosh Recommendations?
@jeffreyw my model is 352,and pre is 2100 if I remembered right., both tubed. I also listened 611 which is newer model.  I don't think McIntosh changed their house sound. The sound changed very small. I know someone love that sound. Enjoy the list... 
Why No McIntosh Recommendations?
@jeffreyw to be clear, I am talking McIntosh 's sound is good or bad. Any brand has its feature. I bought new McIntosh pre and power many years ago and use it for many years, and then sell it out and move to audio research. McIntosh is not hifi so... 
Why No McIntosh Recommendations?
@roxy54 what are you talking about? Famous brand doesn't meaning good for everyone!  McIntosh 's sound has their feature and people in hifi field just don't like it. I tell the true fact! What the problem with you? You are stay away if you comment... 
Why No McIntosh Recommendations?
" lifeless sounds" @lalitk is very accurate description. Their sound is flat and slow, it becomes the style, at least as far as I know some people love it. It make people related and release during the listening, who doesn't care the the music it... 
Tube vs Solid State Amp measured with REW
Your ears is the standard. Do not believe any tools as till now there is not such tools can tell you which is better or worse.    
Why dont more standalone DACs come with ethernet???
standalone DACs come with ethernet make better sound,that is the reason,and I believe more and more DAC will have that input. It is not a streamer! It is DAC with new input.  That's it.    
Mcintosh 452 vs Pass Labs XA 30.5
I do think Mcintosh and pass lab com out the different sound, they are so different, and someone prefer this one while others prefer that one. There is no right or wrong. I bought  Mcintosh Amp brand new and used for about 7-8 years and go to Audi... 
This is all negative thinking! This is not good! You go into the store and want to buy something, you have your full right to think it is expensive or not, You have full right to buy or not.  The  Seller think it is the hater, I will say it is a...