I've been reading through this thread and it looks like a good place to ask a few questions.
I just bought some floor model RS8s for $1000 and an FB 110 subwoofer for $450. Does this sound like a good bargain?
Also, I have a really big living room (two story room, very oddly shaped, ) and I was wondering if I could get away with the RS6 + FB110 sub and save a bit of money? Or maybe move up to a smaller set of the gold series? I can return them within a week if i want something else....... I will be using them for 70% music/ 30% movies.
I decided on Monitor Audio after listening to vandersteen, jmlabs, martin logan, klipsch, paradigm, triangle, boston acoustics, magnepan, jbl, and polk. They were the first speakers to really pull me into the music, although they were setup very well and paired with much a much more expensive CD player and stereo amp than I currently own. I've gotten them back and even the wife likes the improvement!
i plan on buying an amp, but would like to get away with buying only one piece. It seems like the Arcam AV300 does very well with music and video, so I may go with that. I would consider separates if the cost was about the same and improved the music quite a bit. Does anyone have any other recommendations?