So 9 months in and a few hundred hours and these things have opened up quite a bit. The soundstage is larger and taller than ever, the highs are there, the mids are sweeter than ever and the bass is coming in perfectly. My maggies are singing as they never have before. I have the full loom. 7 plus on the amp, 10 plus on preamp, sub, and network player although I play mostly vinyl, spirit interconnects and the american speaker cables. The price is small compared to what they've given back in harmonic bliss.
Thanks again Pete.