I know this entry should be posted in your thread, but you embedded a photo of the MX-980 so you are open game!
First off, we haven't been properly introduced. I'm Ldgibson76. Welcome to the WYSC section.
You're system is REEEEE-DICULOUS! I'll post in your thread, how I really feel momentarily.
Now about the MX-980 remote. KC, despite not having a touchscreen, this is arguably the nicest remote you can own. Virtually, limitless memory and as far as the macro configuration, you would need way more equipment than you currently own to max it out. The remote can control every remote controlled device in your home! And IR isn't an issue. Programming is at first a little difficult, but once you do it, nothing can touch the functionality. Besides, all you have to do is call Universal Remote and they will walk you thru the programming. If you like, I will PM you a direct line # to one of the Customer Service-Tech reps. They are very helpful and patient!
Hello again KC!
The above quote/post was moved from "Waboman's" thread. As a matter of fact, contrary to my initial post, I do need to say more.
You have a remarkable ensemble. The B&W Nautilus pkg is just breath-taking.
Honestly speaking, I really do not think you will have an improvement in performance going with the upcoming Mc prepro. The Classe' SSP-800, as far as processors are concerned is arguably the pinnacle for 2 channel playback. It's not too bad at multi-channel performance either.
Not taking anything from McIntosh because you know with D&M, you can be sure, the very best processors and DAC's will be in the new MX-150. BTW, do you have the most recent updates installed on the SSP-800?