When I first heard the Roman Audio Centurions, they were being run with an SLI-80. It's a very impressive combination.
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I'm curious whether a different speaker will ameloriate the relative deficiencies of triode, since my experience has always been that switching to triode mode on a push-pull pentode amp will lose you some of the exact qualities you mention - namely dynamics and soundfield size (and often a bit of tonal neutrality, frequency extension, and bass tautness as well) - in exchange for some added textural purity and freedom from glare/hardness. I'm not saying a different speaker won't work any better in this mode than the little Thiels (although I'm not sure that they will, all things considered - it's a fine speaker), just that the same sort of relative differences between the modes may still apply even with different speakers.
Thanks for your ideas. I will have to experiment with some more efficient speakers and find out. I've been thinking Ref 3a, Coincident, or Silverline. I had not thought of Alon or Roman in this category. (Are B&W so efficient too?) I plan to pay special attention to efficient speakers at the HE show in June.
Keep those ideas coming though....