I recently purchased a pair of Monitor Audio RX-2s for a 2-channel bedroom system. My room is about 11' by 11.5' with an 8' ceiling. I had auditioned a pair of RX-6s (the only model the local dealer carries) and really like the sound, but figured the towers would be a bit much for my room and the sound would be very similar with the RX-2s. Also, since I have 2 subs, which I prefer to co-locate with the mains, bookshelves seemed to make more sense.
So here's the problem... the RX-2s sound great in the midrange, but the crisp, detailed highs I heard in the RX-6s don't seem to be doing the same thing in my room. It's almost as if the highs are choked off a bit, like the speakers can't really breathe. If I'm about 2 feet from them, they sound fantastic, but where I normally sit (about 8' away), not so much. I had a similar problem with my previous speakers, which sounded like they were behind a pillow. The Monitor Audios don't sound nearly that bad, but they just don't seem to open up. I'm running them with an HK3490, and I also have an Emotiva UPA-2 I could pull out and try, but I don't think it's a power/amplification issue.
Any input you guys have would be appreciated.