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Looking for 200 watt Amp to drive Dynaudio Heritage speakers
I'm currently running the HS with a Musical Fidelity A308.  45lbs, 300 watts into 4 ohms but it does sound a bit sleepy below 75% on the dial, and opens up wonderfully when you let it rip.  So I kinda get what you are looking for.  I've demoed the... 
Cornwall IV's with Accuphase E-650? good match?
I didn't mean that in a negative sense, switching things up is the best way to figure out what you like and can be very fun.  Sometimes the hunt is more enjoyable then the meal.  Definitely get some experience with Accuphase, it compliments speake... 
Cornwall IV's with Accuphase E-650? good match?
I agree with @jond, yes it will work, but just about every amp on the planet will work.  Not using tubes is a bit of wasted opportunity with a 102db efficient speaker,  but with that said, I think Accuphase is a better match for the Cornwall then ... 
Heritage Cornwall Iv's vs ZU Audio Omen Defs
I suppose they sound natural, they sound like regular speakers and not horns if that’s what you mean, only larger and more efficient. They have a pronounced bass response so not exactly balanced per se but compared to other high efficiency speaker... 
15 in full range drivers
@corelli as James alluded to in the first post, I suspect the fatigue OP is experiencing is from cone breakup.  His 15in full range driver is literally bending as it tries to vibrate at higher frequencies in the middle and lower frequencies at the... 
Speaker Pairing - First Watt F8
Guttenberg uses an F7 with Cornwall IVs and has had some Devore Speakers in his system. Id go Cornwall, but if sticking within the three mentioned, I’d vote Volti. The Devore might also be a nice fit but you’ve got a really room to fill, and I thi... 
Floor to Bookshelf
Really nice comparison of Dynaudio monitors here-     
15 in full range drivers
@corelli  At volume does your Tekton system start to outperform your Omega system, playing something like rock or orchestral?  70db?  75?  In OPs own words he describes his system as fatiguing.  And your suggestion is what, grin and bear it?  Mayb... 
15 in full range drivers
Go with new speakers. Full range drivers suck at reproducing multiple frequencies at the same time.  That’s what’s causing the fatigue. Of course they sound beautiful with voices,  but add some drums, a guitar or two and it’s a total mess.  That d... 
Klisch Cornwall, Audio Note UK AN-J, Auditorium 23 755
The non Klipsch speakers are significantly less efficient, to the point where your 8 watt tube amp will struggle to fill the room like the Forte does let alone the Cornwall.  I like my music loud, and even when I’m not listening at loud levels I l... 
Efficient speakers -- What was your journey from A to B to ?
I tried two, Zu Omen and the Klipsch Forte which also included sampling the Heresy and Cornwall.  I hated the Zu, and I don't think I'd like any single driver speakers for that matter.  It might be too much to ask a single driver to accurately rec... 
Trading the Zu Audio Omen Def MK-II
You have plenty of power for a small room, so your options are pretty much endless in terms of drivability. If you are looking for a warmer sound though I’d avoid both of those models mentioned. Metallic tweeters tend towards the cooler side but t... 
Floor to Bookshelf
Checkout used stuff.  There is a really nice pair of Dynaudio Special 40’s on trmaudio.com for 1900.  This would be an upgrade over the Evoke series and still within budget but just barely.  I’d also check out Totem, ProAc and Sonus Faber.  The Di... 
Willsenton R8 - how good?
I think @arafiq’s comments are spot on. Fantastic value tube integrated that will compete with tube amps up into the 5k range w the right tubes. I disagree on the power tubes being rubbish, with the spike in prices for tubes, I’ve gone back to the... 
Nowhere to hear speakers and amps anymore!
In a way the secondary market has become the primary market. I have bought and sold many more used items then new. It’s a huge hassle though, I think I liked shopping better before the internet. Things were more expensive but you bought less stuff...