I was wondering if I could get some advice. I am in the market for some new speakers to replace my 30 year old JBL L40 speakers. I was very impressed by the new Monitor 11s. I compared them to the Monitor 7s, the 600 and 700 series B&W speakers, and some others, and thought they sounded great.
I then went to another high end store and heard the Monitor Audio RS6 speakers, which I thought sounded great too. Unfortunately, neither place had the other speaker, so I couldn't compare them.
Taking for granted the subjectivity of rating speakers, has anyone had the opportunity to compare these head on?
Also, has anyone seen any professional reviews of the v.5 Monitors? I've been trying to research them on the internet but all I can find is reviews of the v.4 models, and my understanding is that they are so radically changed this year that any previous reviews are not worth anything.
I also haven't hear the 9s yet, just the 7s and 11s. After hearing the 11s the 7s just didn't cut it, but I'm hoping that the 9s may be closer the the 11s in terms of soundstaging and presence.
Any input would be much appreciated.