Hmmm...interesting. I have tried many different speakers and only two brands have ever satisfied me for any length of time. Those two brands just happen to be dynaudio and PMC. I love them both. From PMC I've owned the DB1i and the OB1i. From Dynaudio I've owned the X12, X16, S1.4, Special 25, and now the Focus 340. One thing that I feel that both Dynaudio and PMC share is that they both deliver lots of clear detail without sounding bright or fatigueing. They also both have nice balanced sounds with the right amount of foundational bass. The Dyns have more bass than the PMCs, but the PMCs are still way above average bass performers. The OB1is I owned had spectacular mid-range. I do believe strongly in system matching and synergy so I think you are on the right track trying to match your speakers to exploit the strengths of your amp. I am surprised that Timrhu did not enjoy the PMC speakers since I found transition between Dynaudio and PMC to be very satisfying. I do think the PMCs will work better with your lowish powered amp.