Commens on the McIntosh MR7083 AM-FM tuner

My local McIntosh retailer has a pre-owned McIntosh MR7083 AM-FM tuner for sale that I am considering. Does anyone have any listening experience or comments on this tuner? The McIntosh MR85 tuner is over my budget (if possible, I prefer to stay under $1,000) and, since my cd player (MCD205) and amplifier (MA6900) are McIntosh, I prefer to stay with McIntosh products. I also looked at the McIntosh MR77 and MR78 tuners but I am concerned about their age, possible maintenance costs and other repair costs. Should I be looking at other McIntosh tuner models (ie, modified MR74)? Your comments on recommended McIntosh FM tuner models are requested. Thanks..
Don't be afraid to buy any Mac Tuner. They all sound
good if fed with a good signal. The older ones are much
sexier, however.
some people consider the 7083 mcintosh's best solid state tuner ever (mr71 for tube) - especially for its bass.
I liked the 7083 sonicly. The 7084 would interface with your 6900 if remote control is important. Its sound is very good and should sell for $700-800. If remote doesn't matter, get the 7083. Good Luck.