Hope you don't mind RJ but, I will always envision you and hear you when I read what you have written, as a Sri Lankan man with a OZ accent.
I sure there are more than one with this combination in OZ.
G'day mite! No worries at all... otherwise I'm usually like a loose roo on the rafters!
BTW, how are those CLX's going with your ARC gear?
Over here, the ARC importer/ main dealer is heavily emphasising on the performance of the new M160's. I've tried them out, they're mighty impressive, especially with the KT150"s. However, at this stage I just prefer my Class A modded CJ amplifiers on the CLX's. For now that is...
I really like the overall finish and pretty looking ghost meters on the fronts of the M160's. When they're powered up for the first time and they all light up, something really special is about to take off!
There's another chap I know well, using the REF250se amps on his Very Difficult to drive MBL's. He prefers the 250se's compared to the M160's but neither of them can effectively drive those MBL's. Very inefficient speakers, I think the previous owner was using 500w monoblocks and he managed to get the MBL's to sneeze... later on switched to 1000w monoblocks from McIntosh I think, and they finally drove the MBL's. That's probably when he decided to sell them off knowing they are cumbersome to own.
It's always far better to have a power amplifier/s that match well with the speakers, in terms of drive, efficiency, control and grip, then everything else falls neatly into place (soundstage, imaging, depth etc.)
Cheers mate, RJ