Hi good question based on what you have tried . I have a friend that is a former Rogue, Modwright, Acoustic Zen , Dahli dealer. He also had many more brands . He has multiple systems in his home and office , including a dedicated room for listening as well as a dedicated room to house equipment with its own power panel . He too favors Rogue equipment . One of his systems contains the updated Rogue Mono blocs and their top pre amp . He has the Adagio's in custom burl walnut and Acoustic Zens best cables . Also in the rotation are a pair of Dahli's and he runs a pair of Jl Fathom v2's in 10". The room has extensive acoustic treatment and is tuned with with his $5k meter . Your tastes sound very similar to yours, and this is why I jumped in . He offered me the Acoustic Zens as they were replaced by the Joseph Audio Pulsars . They are SWEET ! Also IMHO you are under powered . He has a Chronus II in his office and I tried my Zu Omens and Klipsh Heresy II 's with it for giggles . It was nice . But I have a pair of JBL 4312a's on 28" Sound Anchor stands and any tubes below 100 watts or SS below 200 watts won't work . You would hate these , but it's just my example . So to answer your question , audition the Pulsars , but at $7k and 5k for subs plus cables , thats a lot of green . Also , have you rolled any tubes ? I recently moved into entry level low powered tubes . I have a Rogue RP-1 and a Dennis Had Set amp . The first thing I did was replace the JJ's in the Rogue. I obtained NOS RCA , Mullard and Tekefunkens, settling on the Tele's. I have 6 gain tubes , and 4 rectifier tubes all NOS for the power amp. I also have 3 pairs of current production power tubes . So in closing , audition the Pulsars , they sound fabulous and have a huge soundstage . Consider more POWER . But first , TRY ROLLING THE SMALL TUBES IN YOUR AMP WITH NOS . Telefunken and black plate RCA will be what you will like . Also the Tesla Red Tips, are very liquid . The Red Lion KT-88 reissues are great. The small tubes will have the biggest change in your system and be the most cost effective . Anyway , I hope this helps , and happy listening . Regards , Mike B.
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