I've been running a Pathos Classic One 1 and Paganini CD set for about 7 years, I like it quite a lot. Recently, I went to Jolida to audition the 1501RC just for giggles, when I made a big mistake. I asked the fella to hook up the JD3000A/B system (less expensive version of the Envoy). Coupled with the JD100A CD player and Dali Helicon 400s, this enveloping 3 dimensional sound stage literally leapt out of the Dalis (something real special about Danish audio) to a degree that I had never previously experienced. Fluid, accurate, and completely musical. My son was there with me, another AV junkie, we turned and looked at each other and both our faces simultaneously sprouted the OH YEAH grin. While not inexpensive, for what I heard, I suspect folk would gladly pay double. I plan on owning a set very soon.
PS I listened to a McIntosh 3 component rig through B&W 800Ds a few weeks ago, it wasn't even close