Long time music fan here, but very new to the world of hi-fi and I'm learning fast with this board. I managed to put together a very basic system consisting of a Marantz 2270, a Pioneer PL-510a, and a pair of Bose 901 IV, as well as a tested a pair of Klipsch Heresy III's for a bit. Over the weekend I learned that a local Best Buy/Magnolia is a McIntosh Authorized reseller and I went to check out what they have. On one setup was the legendary MC275 VI paired with the C2500 preamp, driving a pair of Martin Logan ESL 11A's. They let me listen to a Sonos stream and a Michael Jackson and Beatles (Abby Rd) LP on a Marantz TT15 table... I found the most pleasant, warm and clear sound that I've been searching for... OMG, that is what hi-fi is all about - everything else pales in comparison (to my untrained, non-audiophile ears). Anyone want to loan me $20k?!