Tube or solid state for Sonus Faber Amati Homage

I currently have a pair of the original Sonus Faber Amati Homage speakers. After owning many fine speakers in the past, the Amatis are by far the best I've heard. I am currently powering them with a McIntosh MC-252 amp, and a Integra DHC-80.2 pre-amp. I am considering changing the amp to the new McIntosh MV-275 tube anniversary edition. Has anyone had a chance to compare the 2 amps? I have heard it won't make that much of a change if your pre-amp isn't also tube. Any thoughts?
Congrats...i like the Amatis Homages with tube amps and with Class A SS. You have some great options there...i have heard great things about Mac and SF Homage series.
Gomerpile1, I think that the SF Homage line likes tube amps with a little drive capability. My SF GH's are a match made in heaven with my ARC D70Mk2 tube amp. They are also great with my ss Rowland, but that amp has 250 watts/ch!
I have heard the Mac 275's on many occasions and I think that it is a very good amp, only question is whether it has enough power to drive your Amati's in whatever size your room is. If it does, then I suspect that this would be a very good match, and preferable to your Mac 252 amp. BTW, I am also a BIG believer in a tube preamp...the preamp is what i would upgrade first.