I would try two routes for the Revels which are superb speakers.
1. Solid state - Pass Labs
2. Vacuum Tube - Audio Research
McIntosh hold their value and are well made but the sound tends to be a bit on the warm side and lack some resolution. With the Salon2s you should really hear the resolution they are capable of.
I went to the Atlanta store today and was impressed. Excellent service too. However I had two questions for members here:
What is the overall view on the quality of these suits?
How well do the suits hold up for those of you who travel?