About 20 years ago B&W 801 Matrix Series 3 made a big impression on me, still the most "being there" experience I've had. However, they were ruthless on less than steller recordings so I decided to stop my audiophile journey and be happy with great mid fi as I called it rather than change my music choices. The 205/2s are not shy about making the recording quality very obvious but I have enough decent recordings to make this move well worth it. Wow to have a job to listen to all these different speakers recommended by the AVS community and review them - where can I sign up? I may even expand my genres but not through ITunes purchases, that is for sure. Come on Apple, at least do Apple Lossless if not HD.
Main Kef: Reference 205/2 & 202/2c, Surrounds: Kef XQ40, Velodyne Optimum 12, Integra DHC 80.3, Ayre K-5xeMP, Oppo BDP-103, Bryston 4Bsst2, Parasound Halo A31. Second B&W: 685 (3), CCM618, Def Tech Powerfield 1500, Onkyo TX-NR1008, Zone 2 Klipsch AW650.