Now that my Spendor S8e's have broken-in, they sound fantastic with my V12r. Jazz and small scale classical recordings are most impressive, as are female vocals. I'm really surprised at how well this combo does with rock, however, especially with the V12r flipped to ultralinear mode.
In an earlier thread, I fretted at the softness in the trebles, thinking this was an equipment mismatch. With the advice of a fellow audiogoner (thanks Art), and instructions on the XLO Reference Recordings burn-in CD, the sound has opened up dramatically this weekend.
In the meantime, I have a Musical Fidelity KW500 integrated on the way. We'll see which one I prefer, but I would be completely happy with what I've got at this point.
I would urge you to check the Spendors out. I've seen a few on Audiogon for $2,100.00 recently.