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For me the AE's are a no brainer, although I have not heard the Dynaudios. The AE's work brilliantly with my (ageing) Cyrus CD & Pre/Power combo and would expect them to also pair well with...

I would personally avoid the MA's with your Cyrus amp. My experience is that B&W are a better match with Cyrus and I have used this combination in my main set up for over 12 years now and am...

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Ah yes, the brushed black / smooth black dilemma as well...  gotta love Cyrus!

Yup. Why isn't there a shop that stock every brand that you can demo everything in one foul swoop, then you'd never make the wrong choice...

I think the AE 301's are criminally overlooked too, well worth an audition. Maybe even the cheaper 101's as well, spec looks identical, just no gloss black or white finish.

I don't own the LS50's, although I would certainly love to try a pair at some point, I'm sure they are great in the right set up. All I am saying is that, like the Piano Man, I don't see the sense...

Mr Piano is 100% correct. No sense at all in running expensive speakers off a budget amp, unless you have future amp upgrades planned. 

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