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Thank you @chorus for your answer. I didn't know this brand... yet another one.
Looking forward for others hints, although my spider senses tell me that, for reason I don't quite understand, the question does not generate the usual traction...
I any cases, I added the McIntosh MA8900 to my short list.
@ejr1953 - Thanks for this input, this is the hands-on experience I was looking for. The autoformers are also present on the MA8900 and it'S currenly my top. The 7200 is only availavble in it's MAC version in Canada -> It has a tuner and I don't want this, this is why I skip a model (but 7200 and 8900 is the same amp).
@oddiofyl - I'm all for the "cry once" strategy. This is why I when with the Focal even is there are other very good speakers at a significant lower price tag ;-)
@audphile1 The Int-250 has excellent review and I love the fact it is as simple as an amp can be but.... 25 wpc? Focal suggest an amp between 25 and 150 wpc @ 8 ohm. I fell this on is on the lower end of the spectrum. And It seems common knowledge that you can only hurt speakers when under powered, not over powered. Are the Pass Labs watt bigger/better that McIntosh?