Was looking at D18s to replace a set of Spendor A6s that am not wholly convinced about. Had a demo of them last night and couldnt say they were better than the Spendors just a bit different. Amps used were Naim and only 80w which seemed weak, compared to the force of a Plinius 9200.
For some reason, ProAc and Spendor cost less in Hong Kong than in the UK, but all other makes like ATC/ PMC are more than twice the price. Went to listen to the ATC SCM 40s and was quoted a price of 50k HKD (4000GBP at current rates). Couldnt believe it.
Incidentally, do you know of the Plinius SA-103 Power Amp? Is it a big improvement over the 9200? For some reason, Plinius much cheaper here compared to the UK, and the dealer offered to take my 9200 and give the SA-103 for not much extra.