I have been a hi-fi enthusiast for 40 years, but don't have the money to switch around a lot. But I have listened to many systems. I recently bought these used, from a dealer in immaculate condition for £1200 ($1800) which is probably high for their age, but no regrets at all. I tried them with two valve amps, both Radford. The 25W per channel was not quite "there", but when I got my 50W STA50 back from overhaul there was that bit more headroom - not for volume, but for bass clarity and general resolution. It's not the most bass I have ever heard, and if you were into heavy metal it might not suit you, but I listen to classical, jazz (e.g. Bela Fleck), rock (e.g. Little Feat, Santana, Floyd) acoustic, vocal and haven't heard anything that I don't like (though it has exposed weaknesses in some of my older classical CD collection.
I am listening in a very small room, and am sure they would do better with more space. Visually they are quite dominant, but they don't have to be a long way from the wall like ported designs, so actually work better than many would in my space. All my speakers have been chosen for minimal coloration and high resolution. These are well ahead of anything that I have owned before and I believe I can get more from them with improved source - not that mine is so bad. And I haven't spiked them yet either. I may keep these for decades, and if I change it would only now be for an even better Martin-Logan like the Summit. I am that convinced. So why am I writing here, and not listening to them? Time to go.