Secondly, exactly what is the 'game changing' aspect of these speakers? Many companies have been doing active versions, KEF has successfully added amps, DSP, DAC and streamer in an already award-winning formula. Exactly, how is the OP declaring these as a 'real game changer' without hearing them personally?
I was seriously considering the Elacs but I am almost sure there is something going on behind these threads. I, for sure, will be taking my money elsewhere.