Opinions of the new Mac 252 power amp.

Has anyone heard the new McIntosh 252 power amp? At $3800 retail, it looks like a good buy, but how does its sound stack up to the competition?
I don't know much about it. It is solid state? If so, don't buy it until you have compared it to the 2102.
IMO, any Mcintosh amp is good. Very musical and dynamic. The MC2102 is a great amp, but it is more expensive and runs hot because of the tubes.