My opinion is LS3/5a is definitely fun to listen to even they have been around for more than few decays. I have a pair and they are running with Cary Audio SLP-50a pre(mod.)/Pass Labs Alpha 3 power & Naim CDX CD player. What a superb system. I am still looking for a pair of matching subs to add to this small system. If anyone knows where I can still get them please let me know(must be in walnut finish and made in England version).