I just auditioned the C-J CAV-50 with Joseph Audio RM7si Signature MK2 loudspeakers (stand mounted monitors) and this combination was very musical and three dimensional in its presentation. The Joseph Audio monitors disappeared when I set the volume of the CAV-50 anywhere between the 9 o'clock and 11 o'clock positions. This combo got loud at the latter setting, but never became fatiguing. The EL-34s were pumping out all of the tube glory with these monitors and I could hear some things on some CDs that I never heard before. All I can say is that the sound was much bigger than anyone would expect from this combination. The depth and placement of instruments went beyond the outer edges of the speakers, and I can only imagine what a high quality analog source would have done to me (used an Arcam CD player). Anyway, this combination doesn't go very deep into the low end, but what was there was tight, controlled and adequate for my tastes. One could easily get carried away playing the "air bass", acoustic or electronic. I listened to Santana's "Caravanserai", Diana Krall's "Live in Paris", Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue", Bill Evans' "Portraits in Jazz" and an assortment of other jazz and pop recordings. My schedule kept me from listening to chamber orchestra music or large symphonies, but I have an appointment to do so in the near future. The Joseph Audio monitors have a unique "Infinite Slope" crossover design that makes these speakers great, but they also need good cables to match them well to the CAV-50. I listened to this combo with Synergistic Technologies' active cables. This system is great if you just want to sit back and enjoy music rather than painstakingly analyze the sound of the system. All you hear is the music, and that's what I enjoy about this hobby the most.