Bonus points to you Concentus7! Glad to hear from someone that had the same speakers and glad to hear that it will make a difference with jumping to the Arendals. Knowing the specs is one thing but hearing from someone that has been there definitely provides more weight.
Oh and thanks for the tip on the amp, I am in the US but had not heard of Buckeye amps. I will take a deeper look at those but just quickly looking at the specs they are pretty impressive and seem to provide more value than the Emotivas.