I just acquired a George Melnyk refurbed MC2125 from Ernie at Audio Classics and am enjoying it immensely. Yes, of course I like the meters, but it's the quality of the sound.....so sweet! I bought my first McIntosh in 2005 with an MC2120/C32 combo from Ernie then traded them a few months later for a MA6900. As much as I liked the 6900 I missed the 2120/32 combo, even buying a Melnyk refurbed MC250 from Ernie to get that early McIntosh SS sound back in my listening room. Long story short I traded the 6900 for an MC275/C220 setup, acquired an MC225 along the way, then sold the 275/220 combo to try some gear from other manufacturers, but kept the 250 and 225. Last year I purchased a Nelson Pass First Watt J2 class A amp which is excellent on all counts but puts out a great deal of heat making it a bit warm in the summer months. So remembering my early experience with the 2120 (autoformers and Power Guard, and cool running) I saw a 2125 on the AC website, called Ernie, and now it's here to carry me through the summer months. I count myself extremely fortunate to have this stable of wonderful amplifiers and extremely fortunate to have AC just 35 minutes from my home! My thanks go out to Ernie and George!