Hi All, I am in the market for and researching a complete sound system package. I would like it to be centered around a Tube amp with tower speakers. Initially, I was intent on finding a vintage setup to match a vintage tube amp, but I feel like that is too limiting of a path and not necessarily a core value for me. I just want a setup that is well known from a brand appeal and resale standpoint, has good aesthetics, and of course, has excellent sound. Since I am new to this, I'm most nervous about finding a package with components that synergizes well with each other and ultimately leads to good sound. It's hard to find these components to begin with, let alone test them out in person. But my goal is to try and buy a "vetted" package once and hopefully end up with something awesome in one go. With that, I'm hoping to seek the expertise of this forum on the following packages I have the opportunity to buy. I want to keep my budget for EVERYTHING, all said an done, under $8k at most. Option 1: Speakers: B&W 802D Preamp: B&K Reference 20 or Nikko Beta 20 Power amp: Nikko Alpha 130 Phono preamp: Bellari VP-130 Unfortunately, there is no room for a tube amp in this budget. Option 2: Speakers: B&W 804S Preamp: B&K Reference 20 Power amp: McIntosh MC275 Phono preamp: Bellari VP-130 Turntable and accessories: with money left over Option 3: Speakers: McIntosh XR7 Preamp: Cary SLP-2002 tube preamp Power amp: McIntosh MC275 Phono preamp: Bellari VP-130 What do you guys think of these 3 options? Also for the MC275, which is quite expensive, it's the current model with the LEDs and not the vintage one... what's a good used price for this amp?