OctaDyn_Dude: I think the Raidho's are a great looking and sounding speaker, I didn't get much time with them, but what I heard I liked. Its very easy to dismiss a speaker that is excellent if you don't have the money to buy it. "Me" for one!
I think Borderdog and myself are tad biased, as I use to sell Dynaudio's for many years and Borderdog hasn't tried enough other brands <<(Assumption) in his very well made room, but I am sure he has heard many at shows.
. I have tried probably too many over the last 6 months, because every time I get the itch to try some thing new, I always seem to come back to the Dynaudio sound. Right now I have Dynaudio full fledged HT room using the Dynaudio C2 as main speaker, a pair of Maggie 1.7s, KEF LS50s and 2 pair of Dalis (Ikon 1MK2) and Dali (Zensor 7). Along with a inexpensive pair of Pioneer SB-BS22 LRs I use for test speaker, great for a den or garage and very, very good for the money. The problem with the Evidence Monitor, it would be unattainable for most, but I know it would sound damn nice!
And as far as hearing the difference between original C1 - C1MKII or C2 verses C2 MKII, I didn't that's why I haven't switched, just a few cosmetic changes, not sure if any internal parts where different, if their was I couldn't hear it. Now with the Platinums that could be different, I heard they play better at lower volumes, but I haven't had a place that has both side by side. I had the C1 and C1 MKII side by side before I sold my original C1s, only reason was I loved the Mocha finish.
I preferred the C1 at the time over the S25 as well, but that is all personal preference. Now I think the new cosmetic changes and finishes on the Dynaudio are remarkable much like Borderdogs (Aaron) stands!