I'm getting VERY close to pulling the trigger on either the RX1 or RX2.
I was able to find a place who had them (not easy in SoCal) and I was able to try them head-to-head against:
Klipsch RB61 II
PSB Image B6
Energy Veritas (forget the model)
Previous to hearing the MA speakers, I had short-listed the PSB ones. But the RX1 & RX2 just shredded the PSB. It was a night and day difference to my ears. Either the RX2 needed more power to really shine, or the RX1 is just the boss, because the two speakers sounded extremely similar, with the nod still going to the bigger RX2.
The Polks pretty well came in last. Not bad, but they didn't tug at my heart.
The Klipsch were loud and clean (as would be expected) but when compared A/B to the Monitor Audio speakers, it make the Klipsch sound like the highers were spacking me right in the forehead. Talk about forward imaging.
In any event, the Silvers do cost quite a bit more than the others (the PSB was closer in cost), but after hearing them in person, and seeing how beautifully they're constructed, I'm screwed. I'll be spending more money than I had planned. Now I'm just trying to decide between the RX1 & RX2.