I would like suggestions to look into. The reference is a McIntosh MA6900 which is the only one on my short list.
I've been racking my brain for other integrateds that have what the 6900 offers; sonics, convenience(loudness switch, equalizer), build quality, aesthetics, reliability and the customer support and service Mac is famous for. It also needs to retail for $5k or less.
I love the Mac sound, full bodied and dynamic to these ears. And I would want a cdp from the same company. If I go with the Mac it would be the MCD201.
Any thoughts? Thanks for your time and any suggestions.