I heard my friends setup the other day. With 2 Yamaha powered speakers . Both were atleast half a metre tall. They were fed by a north star dac via XLR. And the sound was to die for.The clarity and thickness to the sound was over whelming. They only cost 35k in India each, means probably 600 pounds in UK each. And their power output is 1600 watts each. I only heard them at the lowest volume possible. But that was mighty loud too. Iam still impressed by what I heard. Just thought I'd share.