Uzzy, have you heard the combination your suggesting with the Kef’s?
Unfortunately not with the Metas .. but I have heard it with just about everything available up to the mid 80s and of course Art Loudspeakers and others since.
The amps I have recommended add nothing and take nothing away, have awesome control and bags of power (even below 4 ohms) .. Shame you do not live close you could bring the Metas round and stick them in my system to find out.
Someone above says too warm in the bass .. that made me smile a bit as if you check any review on the Hafler the last thing it is is warm in the bass but with its power and control and high damping factor it is very precise in the bass regions and I would suggest his warmth was probably due to the preamp and the speakers. I can assure you with the Gale 401s, Pro9TL transmission lines, KEF 101, LS3 5As, B&W DM2as, Kef 104/2, Art Impressions, lots of others and the old Timewindows I have in the garage, there is definitely no warmth in the bass at all .. natural yes - warm no.