McIntosh C2300 phono input

I am interested in the C2300 to pair with my MC601 monoblocs. I am also into vinyl a lot so the phono input is of high interest.
What's the quality of this input compared to separate phono section?
How quiet is the input as residual noise is very annoying to me. I let go my Aesthetix Rhea for that reason in spite of it's features and sound.
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The C2300 phono section is superb and nothing in the Mc line is any better, only more versatile. It made Harry Pearson's reference system for a while after it was introduced. You would have to invest a great deal of cubic dollars to improve on it. As noted by others, you might want to fool around with different tubes after break-in if you find the stock rig wanting. Happy listening!