Thanks. I figured since the Focals are so clear bordering on bright that tubes would be the way to go. I'm very happy with the PL. Given that the efficiency of the 948s is so high, I considered tubed mono blocks, but the Odysseys really do very well on the bass.
So jealous, you must be loving your setup! I'm being held up right now by the dumbest thing: I can't find a nice piece of furniture that I like. I say that, 'cause yours has that perfect solid / simple presentation I love.