I am in the process of selling of my current gear and will be purchasing McIntosh. I will have about 5k to invest. Not particularly set on a integrated or seperates. Would like to stay somewhat modern since I do need a remote. Also no tubes except maybe the preamp. I do like the sound of tubes but this system will be in the living room and used 8-10 hours a day. I am looking at a few integrates, the 6500, 6600, 6700, maybe others. For seperates I’m eye balling right now online a MC150/C38 combo at 3,000$ and a MC252/C41 combo at 5,000$. Also think I may wait till I can get a hold of a MC202. The MC252 I like just not sure about a 95lb amplifier. Seems like asking for trouble getting it in and out of the rack to me, or handling it at all really. If I find a MC202 that would free up the budget to a lot more preamps than the MC252 as well. The C38/MC150 I like price but do like the cosmetics of the newer components better. Anyways, I am really curious what all you guys think? What options am I missing that I should consider?