McIntosh vs Classe Multichannel System

Anyone familiar with both systems? I currently own Mac stereo pre and power amps and like them a lot, but looking around to see if, at a similar price, if there's anything better for a multichannel system. Following are the systems in consideration:

Classe CA5200/power
Classe SSP300/pre-pro
Classe CDP300/universal


McIntosh MC207/power
McIntosh MX135/pre-pro
McIntosh MVP861/universal

I heard a lot of great things about Classe but have no experience or access to try it out. If sound (mostly classical music)is more important than video, which system would you choose and why? Any other systems at similar price range or less that sounds better (warm, natural, transparent sound)?
Yes, from what my dealer tells me, the MC207 is totally different from the previous 5-channel Mc amps.
I ended up getting the MX-119 to go along with my MC207 and they are powering my VA Acoustics Mahler speakers. What a great combo! I am in audio heaven!
I personally went with the MVP851 over the 861 because the 851 upsamples on the CD end whereas the 861 does not. Unless you listen to a lot of SACDs, I would go with the 851.
Im in the same perdiciment you find yourself in. Ive heard the Classe CA5200 and the Classe SSP600 along with the BMW 802 diamond speakers the sound is superb together.Before the advent of Home Theather systems i was a Mac user and never regretted a moment i used them, but thinking i would try soemthing elese for my new Home Theather system i went with Lexicon Mc1 and the 200w Sunfire amp.Although the music was very clean and nice it didnt afford me the sound of my old Mac system.To be honest with you i havent heard the MC207 amp nor the MX135 A/V but knowing Mac and what ive beehn reading its a great match. The reason im leaning towrads Mac is that i dont want to make the same mistake again and wish i had stayed with Mac. The Classe CA5200 & the SSP600 are a very tempting alturnitiven I now have BMW's 802 nautilus which i love the surrounds are also BMW's. I also have a great collection of LP's which the Mac MX135 has a seperate stereo connection for my turn table.
Well since my last posting I finnaly opted to go with the MC207 and MX119. It was hard not to lean towards the Classe CA5200 and SSP600. I want to correct a mistake i made about the speakers.I use B&W Matrix 802's and not the nautilus 802's.The Classe equipment sounde great but I have heard they are having trouble with some of their units. Both were auditioned on B&W diamond 202's. All i can say is that the minute i got home and played an SACD disc on my new sound system, was it seem to say welcome home. My B&W's have never sounded better