major upgrade if your amp is up to it.
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If the Cayin has a highish output impedance, you should probably consider the impedance curve of the speaker. In this regard you could do a lot worse than the PSB Synchrony One: http://stereophile.com/floorloudspeakers/408psb/index4.html. Not quite as good as as the Thiel 3.7 http://stereophile.com/floorloudspeakers/1208thi/index4.html, but better than most modern speaker designs, which seem to favor solid state amps.
Of course, you also need to consider speaker sensitivity, the amp's power output, the size of your room and how loud you typically listen.
Thanks for the comments! It took quite a few amp combinations to get the klipsch to sound the way I wanted them to sound. I went from Yamaha to marantz to Aragon seperates till I finally settled on the Cayin. The Cayin has the warm musical sound I was looking for and believe it or not has way more balls then my 200.2 Aragon did. If anybody has used tubes with the PSB please share your comments.
I'd be careful about power. I home demoed a Prima Luna Prologue integrated amp with my Synchrony Ones and it was a complete disaster due to a lack of power. It distorted piano notes at what is a moderate level for me and couldn't even begin to play electronica. I use a Rotel RB-1090 ss amp rated at 380 WPC into 8 ohms and the Synchrony Ones are closer to four where my amp puts out around 700WPC and it doesn't seem like overkill to me at all.