Thanks, I appreciate the positive comments from all, it's a really great passion we share
Yes, I'm totally happy with my F2.2+ purchase, as well as the C2.3+ center that anchors the front stage sound.
In my smaller room, they offer a very powerful bass, so with both ports blocked I've achieved very linear output throughout the range. In pure audio stereo SACD, they produce phenomenal dynamics without the help of my sub, and without ever breaking a sweat. In the beginning, I tried three different power amps to drive them (Rotel, Bryston and Emotiva), the XPA-1 monoblocks yielding the best match of the three IMO.
You may want to check out this review, it truly describes very well how I feel about them (simply use Google translator to read it) http://www.areadvd.de/lm/AV_Hardware...swansf22.shtml
This one also offers a fair opinion: http://www.oceanicdistribution.com/Swanf2.2.pdf
They do indeed match well with our shared gear, but I will probably purchase a dedicated stereo preamp for pure analog music later on.
Glad you've got Chris from CP on your short list, he is definitely the way to go.