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You don't need to spend $7500 for the Gamut to get good sound. I have the 2 CE sigs and I am running them with a TAD-150 and TAD-60 piggyback. Both together lesss than $2000 and the sound is amazing when you roll with 6550 or KT-88 tubes. If you need integrated look for a DK-Design Mk 2. Nice forward sounding integrated and you can find for less than 1/2 original price of $1,500. I heard one and they should sound great with vandys...
I have owned bothe 2CI and 2CE models. I tried both with separates and a few receivers. The Vandys have the ability to sound good with less expensive electronics.
When I sold the 2CIs to a friend and moved them from my relatively small listening room to his very large carpeted living room with an open floor plan, I was stunned at how much better the 2CIs sounded, even with a mass produced CD player and receiver. In particular the bass was extremely powerful at moderate to high listening levels.
Thanks for your input. It feels good to be supported. I guess I should say a thing or two about the equipment I used so far. I tried Jolida 302B/502B and ASL 1001DT (the new silver model). They were gutless. The highs were annoying and sound was bass less. Then I tried CIaudio D200 with various preamps. CIaudios were really good, its just I couldnt afford to match them with good preamp. I tried CIaudio VPC-2, Anthem TLP1, Audio Note M1 and B&K Pro 5. To my surprise B&K was the best. It was a bit too bright for my taste and the bass was not really there. My current budget is $1500.