TOM, I live in Italy ! I just changed my 7 years old Monitor audio 12 with a new pair or Burmester 995. Before buying this I tried many other speakers, small Avalons included. To my ears this Burmester were the most natural sounding and free from listening fatigue. If you like Goldmund also give a look at Burmester type of gears. Unfortunately they are possibly overpriced in the States while here are much cheaper stuff.
Another tip, the day you intend to change poweramp is Job audio. They supply Goldmund with their patented superfast power amp. Massively cheap! (look at the site price list) They are killer amps !I am not releted to them , in fact hate them for they supermacho approach but it seems they are able to deliver quality. In my Goldmund power amp one of the first Job circuit is included, after this quality edge Goldmund acquired Job
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