Why No McIntosh Recommendations?

As I read, and continually read through posts, nobody really talks to McIntosh Products, or recommends McIntosh Products.  Why?  I can understand why they are not getting their just due.  I think their sound stage is incredible and the tube products offer incredible warmth.  I own the 2600 PreAmp, 2152 Amp, and MT5 Turntable.  I love what they do for my Sonos Faber Serafino’s.  I’m a big fan.  Why don’t y’all talk to them more.  Now I know we all have our bias.  And I know that they may be out of many price ranges, but they are wonderful products, in my ears.  

BTW - Currently Listening to Hugh Maskela’s Hope on a Quality Pressings Release!  Sounds superb!  Excellent recording whether you are listening to a CD or a high quality a 180 Release from the original master tapes.

Going on 13 years with my C220 preamp that I bought used from Audio Classics.  Great purchase.  Sounds terrific, lots of useful features.  No desire to upgrade except to higher up the McIntosh line.  I recommend it wherever appropriate, as they are usually available used.  

Don't know why some hate on McIntosh.  I have had a few pieces of Mac gear and it was good.    My Dad recently picked up a MA8950...    what a great Amp.   I could definitely be happy with that Amp. 

One thing about the Mac gear I once owned,  it was super reliable and I sold it for more than I paid for it after enjoying it a few years.  

I just picked up a pair of vintage MC-30's from Audio Classics and find them to be one of the best / most enjoyable amps I've ever owned in 30+ years in this hobby.  Amazing to me that gear from the 1950's can sound so damn good! 

Other Mac gear I've owned has been a mixed bag...

  • MC275 MKV was very good and enjoyable.  Recommended.
  • MC220 preamp was just "ok"... felt music was a bit veiled, but I probably could have coaxed more out of it with tube rolling.
  • MC2275 tube integrated was disappointing.   Very soft and veiled sounding.