Wow, up to 3 grand to replace a pair of A50's! Geez, have you got tons to choose from. Was a great speaker in its day, and not bad today, still play with some(sadly in a way, more than just some) of the $500 and under stuff. I just looked at a pair down in GA, but did not buy. Look at Thiels or Vandersteens, Their easy to own and find, to live with and you have enough power. I consider them to be similar in sound and approach. Might look at the Merlin/Paradigm/PSB lines as well. Damn, I mean there is a ton, and I have just mentioned the better know stuff. You won't have to spend that 3k either unless you just want to, I am pretty sure 1k or so in todays speaker will outperform the Dynaco. Would like to have that assignment.