I have said it on other threads, but it bears repeating: The current Ohm lines are capable of very refined sound and will respond well to upstream improvements. My 2000s, purchased new in 2009 have never sounded better. I have upgraded most of my gear and wires, and the improvements have been apparent to varying degrees. I feed them 500 watts/channel of Class D power from Arion Audio, and each is crossed over, first order, to a Vandersteen 2Wq sub with MHP-5 crossover. I have heard many systems with all sorts of speakers, some priced at multiples of my Ohms. I love listening to music as a destination activity, and only life's obligations and required sleep bring my sessions to a close. Warmth with appropriate amounts of detail and transient information, a phenomenal soundstage and image resolution, make, for me, speakers that may well be my last. Of course, some speakers I have heard outclassed my Ohms, but nothing that I have heard under $12k has made me want to dump the Ohms. Not bad for $2800 the pair!