I love my BC Ref 1000 mk2. I love the effortless power and drive, cool temps, smooth sound, clean uncolored mids, great soundstaging and delineation of detail without sounding analytical. Lots of threads here if you search archives. Not so sure about comparisons to Macs--they are very different in design philosophy. I think in general it is safe to say that BC is much less colored (more neutral), more transparent, and faster. I say this after owning an older McIntosh 4100 receiver.
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