My home is going through a renovation right now so I have plenty of time to plan things.
In another thread under "HTD OWNERS" I posted my purchase of HD-R80 and HD-W80 8 inch speakers.
They both sound alike. The only difference are the shapes.
The person doing my whole house wiring introduced me to the Proficient C645 Kevlar speakers (6.5 inch).
As a test, I had the two brands installed in a wall and hooked them to a Yamaha R-1000 receiver.
The results: Proficients had a more complete upper range but lacked the bass the 8 inch HTD produced.
The HTD had a midrange that was missing (It is not noticeable until a comparison is done with the 6.5 inch Proficient C645's.)
I like the full upper range of the Proficients and the bass of the HTD's.
The HTD's are great speakers for the money.
The Proficients (8 inch) are about 50 bucks more.
So, I am mulling on a decision to go either the HTD's or the Proficients C850 speakers ( 8 inch size to make up for the missing bass in the C645).
Till that is resolved, I will wait on the MA-1265 amp.