For some reason, even thought I like Mac kit, the 402 just didn't do it. The ASL's sounded much better in very similar systems. Both were used in LP12 based systems, not one of my favorite tables. I prefer soild!
The Macs drove Focus 20/20's. Now, I like this speaker, and have Legacy's in my HT rig. The ASL's drove N803s, a speaker I don't like, which doesn't sound like a good match, but works very well in my buddies system. I have a feeling that these two very odd combinations factor in my personal choice.
But, I will tell you this. While I swore I'd never buy another amp that is not an Audio Note, I would buy the Hurricane's. For the money, you can't go wrong.