Actually what I have is a pair of the 808s from the mid 1980s... I saw them used and almost tore my pants trying to get my wallet out quickly. I'm on a bit more of a budget than you are, so I am driving them with NAD power amps, bridged; works out to 330 watts per channel. I have some lesser B&W model for the other channels in surround sound, but of course that's irrelevant to music.
About that time I did audition the KEFs and they seemed harsh. I would hope that they have improved since then.
Admittedly, Obama said all the "right" things to the vast majority of his audience. It's a given. If "the love of god", etc., was mentioned at Hichens or Carl Sagen's funeral, I'm guessing the secular community would have been outraged. I'm just baffled by the irrationality of rationalities. Crazy.
Read your bio. Sorry you're out of work. It's not all bad if one can afford it! I listen to classical music all the time--Baroque my fave. And traditional jazz--Brubeck, big bands, piano. Some rock. I'll eventually get around to reading more posts.
Loren, I am really aware of your style because the things you write often jolt me, and you change styles in ways that read as spontaneous and genuine. I like that about you. Sometime your humor catches me off guard, or whatever style. And, whatever you do, don't change. Your naturalness feels like you read and understand what I need to read.
Thanks, Loren. Matt is a man that hits the mark more often than not. He is more level headed, doesn't have an agenda except to reveal historical facts and their consequences and reads the news with a critical eye. My kind of man! You too.