I have owned SL3s for about 8 years now and have never been able to achieve the sound I know these speakers are capable of. Anybody else as frustrated as I am? I currently use a AES AE3 tube preamp with a Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature and a modified Pioneer dvd player. My cables are Mit T2 speaker and Tara Labs Prism 22 interconnects. The closest I have come to "the sound" is when I auditioned an old Conrad Johnson MF-200 amplifier in my system a few years ago. It had a wonderfully musical sound except it wouldn't rock n' roll. I am willing to sell all of my equipment in order to get the sound right. I have about $800 for a preamp and whatever I sell the Sunfire for to get an amp. I know thats not a lot of money for trying to get sonic bliss but if I can come within the ball park, I'd be very happy. I am open to any suggestions. If I can't get it right, I may just sell the speakers and get me a big set of horn speakers to try something different. My room is 22' x 18' x 13' cathedral ceiling. I listen to jazz, rock and some R and b as well. Thanks for reading.