Been listening to the Mission MS50 speakers in the living room system since I got them (good sign) but hooked up the B&W CDM1s today as part of the Unity Audio Cancer Fighter Speaker Cables review (check it out in The Doorway room). The B&Ws have me in a bit of a quandry.... I want to like them. They are really pretty speakers. Certainly look like they mean business. And I have heard them sound good in other settings with other gear. Hence my quandry. The CDM1 is not SE friendly. The SET 845 amps gave it a shot but the combination failed to inspire and connect me to the music. About that time, I was able to negotiate a "return hi-fi to the living room" agreement with my Bride because she really likes the way the B&Ws look. Much better in her eyes than the Klipschorns I had in here that originally got hi-fi banned from the living room. So hooked them up in the living room and tried a nice Luxman integrated amp on them.....meh.....no connection with that combo either. Currently have the little TPA3250 amp on them and it's closer but I think the amp starts to run out of gas just about the time that things start to boogie. I'm thinking that I will have to pull out the triode wired ARC D160 or Yamaha B2 to kick these things and get them going. Or maybe try the Quicksilver Monoblocks that are now running KT90s....? That might work. But none of those amps will end up in the living room.....no space. Maybe the Topping TP60? @Celt speaks very highly of the TP60. I am determined to get the CDM1s to sound good....to get the performance of which I know they are capable. And so, the saga continues.