When did McIntosh gear get street cred? Back when I was still keeping up with audio and audiophilia, Mac was sneered at as "carriage trade" gear for deaf doctors who cared more about looks than sound. The ad slogan for their speakers didn't help anything either -- "Fine audio furniture the whole family can be proud of." The snobs all knew that Mac made great tuners though. If you couldn't afford a Sequerra or a vintage 10B, the Mac MR78 was the next choice. But now I see Mac gear getting big feature reviews in audio magazines on both side of the ocean, and the occasional magazine cover pic. CES reports always include a picture of the McIntosh booth. What happened? And when?