Jack: What price range are you looking to saty within? What type of music do you listen to? What are the dimensions of your room?
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I used the VK150SEs with the 860x and I got good results with either the Silverline Sonatas or the Dunlavy SC 4s.
The Dunlavys are very good all around performers without really calling attention to any part of the spectrum, not the last word in absolute excitment, but true to the music and very easy to listen to at length. Your room might be a little small for the Dunlavy 4s though.
The Silverline Sonatas are much more exciting with a more 3D sounstage and better imaging, but I was always bothered by a midbass hump and a slightly bright treble in my room. The newest version of the Silverline Sonata might be the ticket.
I did quite a lot of cable testing with this system and found that I liked Acoustic Zen the best. I never did try FMS however.
I used this amp with a pair of Wilson Watt3/Puppy2 speakers with excellent results. It replaced a Krell KST-100 amp. The sound has a warm presentation ultra wide sound stage and much better bass than my Krell. When I rehooked my Krell amp, I could not believe the difference there was in the sound in terms of sound stage, dynamic range and "quality" bass! The Krell sounded lean in comparison. As you know Wilson speakers are very hard to match with a lot of amps. But works very well with the BAT VK-75SE.