Well, I can confirm that the Kismets are the real deal. Paired with the Candela preamp, they put out some incredible sound to the Maggies.
Also, I don't know how you beat the level of service that you get from Klaus - in my case, the many phone calls and his unlimited patience with me as I tried to figure out exactly what I wanted, and the icing on the cake: him driving up to meet me between Indy and Detroit on a hot day with the AC in his car acting up to personally hand the amps off to me.
I can't comment on the mega-buck amps out there, but I can say with confidence that this pound-for-pound champion setup is the best that I've ever had in my house.
Thank you and congrats on the well-earned accolades, Klaus!