Hello all, Despite having many good sets of speakers around the house, I was considering selling off a bunch of surplus to look for THE pair of speakers. These speakers will be placed in my main listening room, and the objective criteria I am looking for are: - Floorstanders - 2.5 to 3 way preferred - Full range (at least dipping into the 30s) - Not vintage (2000 or newer) Some of my subjective criteria are: - Non fatiguing - Clear highs and detail, without being too much so To provide additional background, I've spent the last year and one half looking for this "magic" set. Traditionally, I've liked the laid back sound of British speakers, but have also found that they do have a tendency to lose some sharpness on the top end. My thoughts at this point were to look at either Kef of B&W - problem is lack of places to demo them properly locally. Based on the interwebs, it sounds as if B&W have the nice British sound, but with a little more sparkle up top. For a little more additional info, here is what I listened to in the past year, with impressions: Soliloquy 6.2 - plenty of top end detail, a bit of work to drive bass out of them, fatiguing on mid-forward recordings. Wharfedale Diamond 10.6 - Very listenable and non fatiguing, a bit dull up top Ohm Walsh 2 - Very nice, but sound dull in a sound absorbent room Klipsch Forte - Way mid forward, bass was a bit shy, tinnitus inducing in minutes Focal Chorus 706 - Thin sounding, and bass shy with airy highs Monitor Audio Silver RX1 - Very nice and balanced, but underpowered for the room Monitor Audio Silver 8i - Overall balanced sound, but had stealth tinnitus, possibly from the tweeters. Bass could get boomy. Mirage OM-10 - Lots of bass, though tunefulness was mixed. Highs were there but a bit splashy. Klipsch Synergy F3 - Fun rock speakers, but lacking any refinement. Polk Monitor 7B - Decent overall sound reproduction, SL1000 tweeters broke up too easily at louder volumes, top end not precise My budget dictates used, and welcome the thoughts of others who read my descriptions above, who say "yeah, that sounds right" and who have found happiness with THE set.