You are right when you say "good bang per buck". I have just bought the C162 and C272 which are the seprates and I am blown away by the great sould. They are currently driving my PSB 800s. The have never sounded as good. I am looking at Mission M74s as a possible match for the NAD. Are your mission speakers sounding better now then ever before? What were you using as an amp before your NAD purchase.