Responses from johnmbod

MC 240 EC 1
Keep the amp. McIntosh equipment only goes up in value. As far as quality, look at the plate on the side of the amp, take notice of the frquency response. The caps could use upgrading. Go to they can replace the caps with app... 
best 2 channels power amp around $3k?
"ALL good amplifiers sound the same" Go to a few audio stores, have them switch between two or three different amps. Make sure the volume levels are maintained equal, there will be no audible difference. When buying an amp quality of construction ... 
Speakers: all-time favorite
McIntosh XR-16's For all around great sound and clarity they were one of the best. Great for smaller listening rooms, with a price that was right.