yes indeed - the Sugden i loved so much has been ousted and the recently refoamed Js are getting better and better - i think the new caps on the toca are breaking in too. still to compare properly with the harbeth p3esr but thats an odd one anyway given the size difference. going on memory its a less driven / cohesive and slightly drier sound but the transparency and soundstaging is frankly ridiculous. never too bright either. interested to see what difference an active pre will make and, like you say, the speaker cables too. i'm still using some old mordaunt short cable i bought as a teenager about 20 years ago!btw hope it's not a bit rich to be looking for 2nd hand tq in a forum colin frequents so often - if so please slap my wrist and i'll scarper off to his website and buy brand new...!
can't say i'm surprised - bet it's a darn fine cuppa too!