McIntosh or Audio Research preamplifier?

Better McIntosh C22 60th anniversary or Audio Research LS5 MKII with phono PH2?

ARC better sounding and more reliable.
McIntosh products are very reliable.
Both are excellent products! It now all depends on the rest of your equipment and sonic preferance.
Agree with Brf.
c22 60th
Is this a bit like asking should I buy a great preamplifier or should I buy a great preamplifier?
Cary SLP05
Thanks for your answers!
Best regards.