Myself recently bought the 2100 ,the new 2200 slightly better I mean within a few % and $1500 more ,myself have been modding loudspeakers for over 20 years
and having almost all my electronics modded . That's how Dan Modwright
got his fame consulted with top designers and upgrades .ths 2100 is loaded with top quality parts from Japan 90% are Nichicon gold tune which are excellent
when my warranty expires I already have it planned to max it out
for under $3k I can make it better then the 3200, with top brand world class parts quality throughout .even the 3200 is made with roughly 30% of the cost going into the build ,the rest overhead and dealer markup. I learned long ago as a dealer and having a excellent electronics engineer,tech that knowing what needs modding and to put in the best transformers the electronics.
for example start with a bigger 800 va piltron custom potted transformer ,vs the stock 625 Thst is not even potted ,for lower noise floor
all top -0 Crystal,Teflon copper 12awg wiring ,all wbt Copper gold connectors ,not brass far better sounding,as well as 3 x less resistance,and much better conductivity.doing this for years ,furutech Copper IEC a bunch of premium Vishay naked resistors , And non magnetic tantalum resistors
Swiss cerafine ,and silmic caps and Amtrans small caps and vh audio CU copper foil oil Teflon coupling caps . Sound coat the chassis for vibration , ERS sheets for magnetic absorption worlds best Bellison super low noise regulators and several other sound applications , you now have a machine in the $15k plus and a world class integrated amp. I am extreme my whole system I have only -0 Crystal Teflon wires and wbt,or Furutech copper gold connectors ,for sonicly
fsr superior , just look at the metal resistance index ,all fact based .
If you enjoy it and plan on keeping it then here is a great proven recipe .in the UK
a friend did this it is world class period . People buy McIntosh for its great looks big meters and very dependable ,go look on utube parts quality not in the same league as the Yamaha , the Mosfets are top inside retail around $70 each !!
I have listened to much of the competition just check it out ,