I have listened both speakers . I have also preferred R630 's.
Spendor D7 was not good enough if we compare with R630's.
I believe the Ryan speakers are one of the best at this price range.
They are very sensitive to equipment and you can really hear the differences/nuances of each added equipment. Before this speakers I could not hear the differences so obviuosly when I tested some equipment.
The sound of R630 is exceptional and to exceed this kind of music reproduction I believe someone has to spend a lot of money.They are really excellent speakers. Before I decided to buy R630 I have spend a lot of time to listen and compare speakers in different price categories. There are very rare speakers at this price range which can reach the sound quality of R630's. Really enjoy my speakers.