Heard almost the same thing you have (and are considering) at a well setup dealer room:
Meridian 508.24; Symposium Roller Blocks under the Meridian; Golden Cross to a mid-high end ($4K) Blue Circle preamp and then Golden Refernce to some huge Blue Circle tube/SS hybrid mono protypes with a 4 meter run of Golden Ref to a pair of Merlin Melleniums without the BAMM. Smallish, treated Room.
One of the better systems I've ever heard -- true synergy. Not too much base slam (I'm sure the BAMM would help) but the best detail I've heard without loss of warmth. (In fact the Golden Cross/Ref probably accounts for that warmth). Very analogue sounding. Dealer said the Blue Circle stuff will be in $15K range and was "a hundred and something watts, with about 70 of that Class A". He also said he'd have to shoot me if he told me more.
Hopefully, I'll get to hear this setup with SACD to my Placette active linestage -- as that is the ideal system I've sketched out in my under $40K dreams. (Yes, I sometimes dream on a budget). By the way, Golden Ref is a riskless purchase if you buy used as these cables have such a good reputation and are thus so easy to resell if you don't like them. --Lorne