Last Fall, without any thought, I purchased a Numark TT200 turntable to play my long unused collection of LPs. Too bad!.. but at least I am back to a hobby I thoroughly enjoy, without wasting too much coin. Stereophile and Absolute Sound show possibilities limited only by my wallet. I decided to move slowly and learn. I refurbished my 28 year old MA 6100 integrated amp, added a Cambridge Audio Azur 640 v. 2 CD player and a pair of Monitor Audio RS6 speakers. Not bad, but a budget system to be sure. I plan to upgrade and would appreciate knowledgable comments about the MA 6900 integrated amp. Looks beautiful on paper, but it seems that McIntosh does not get the respect in terms of sonic quality that it once did. Am I wrong? Comments are great build, long history, great support, etc. How would you spend 5 grand on an integrated or separates? I am also considering a Mapleshade Sampson v2 rack.