[quote=maxjean;18556008]I stopped in the shop tonight, like I mentioned, no Encore Tfs. This particular shop pushed only B&W and Martin Logans. I ended up listening to the B&W VM6s, with a ML Dynamo sub. Sounded very nice.
He (the shop) was a fan of Integra receivers too. Overall, I am glad I stopped in, as we spoke for about 1/2 hour and I was educated on some home theater basics.
The other thing I did get to experience is the difference between the small satellites (like the Quintets) vs. the VM6 type speaker (long and thin). First I listened to the small satellites, then he switched to the VM6s- a difference, but not huge. But then...
As we chatted in the shop the VM6s were playing the whole time, then after 15-20 minutes the sales rep switched back to the smaller speaker - that was an eye opener. If the small ones would have stayed on the entire time, I would have been like, sure they sound good. But once you hear the comparison - there was just so much more sound coming from the long and thin speaker.
So, I think that definitely rule out the Quintets, but not he Quintet SLs. It was worth the time to stop and chat with the high end shop.