03-10-12: Richard_stacy It's a great question but unfortunately I doubt you are going to get any truly educated answers. I don't think there are many guys on here that have actually heard the 260 and if they have most likely not in their system. Then...of those guys, how many have also heard that particular BAT with your speakers etc. You may get some input from guys that have heard Spectral gear before (which will help you not at all) and BAT gear before...and some that have heard neither (you'll never know!)....so, that's a tough one!