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Hello everyone. My first post to this forum. I'm very interested in Monitor Audio's GS20. I owned a pair of MA Studio 20 se's for many years before getting back into a pair of planars (ET LFT VIIIa's). Then the wife decorated the listening room and converted it to a (sigh) living room. So back to box dynamic speakers. I've tried both the Spendor S5e and currently have the S8e's. They're great, though coming up somewhat short with respect to image witdh and depth. They'd do better if my living room were a bit bigger, (it's about 12 feet wide, though quite deep if you consider the flow through design of this townhome. Speakers are about 3 feet from the back wall (including the bay window). I auditioned a pair of Totem Acoustic Hawks, which impressed the heck out of me, offering substantial bass from a mere 5 inch woofer, and they imaged to beat the band, a definate improvement over the Spendor. But they weigh almost nothing, and have no grills as well as an unprotected tweeter, which look awfully tempting to our toddler little girl.
Can any of you give me an idea of how the GS20's compare to the Totem Hawk (or Forest)? Has the tweeter on the GS20 been tamed a bit compared with the tweeter of the MA Studio 20 se (or any of the Studio series). I found it to be perhaps just a tad bright.
Those of you who own any model among the GS series, are you happy with the imaging? How does the imaging of the GS series compare to the RS series?
Thanks to all who are able to reply.