Again, as mentioned above, it depends on what speakers you want to go for.
My girlfirend has the Cyrus 8v2 amp and 8CDP set-up (just waiting for the 8 power amp to arrive) and theyre matched with B&W CM7 speakers and its a superb system
I've auditioned the Arcam FMJ amp and CDP combo as well and it was fantastic, if you can get both sets at the prices youve said then i'd do alot of auditioning with various speakers and make a decision from there
In my opinion though id avoid the Spendor speakers. I felt they were gutless with poor timing. Just didnt suit the Cyrus combo at all. Never heard them with the Arcam FMJ combo.
The speakers i auditioned were B&W 705's, B&W 805's, B&W 684's and the 683's as well as M/A RS6's and RS8s and they all sounded superb. The 705's & 805's were on Drednought stands loaded with atabites.