Originally Posted by hifisponge
Will you be using a good subwoofer with your system? If so then the GS10's would be a great speaker. If not, then the RS8 or GS20. The RS line is a bit more "laid back" through the mids, which some prefer, so don't assume that the higher priced speaker will automatically sound better to you.
I also suggest that you check out all of the speakers in your price range that you can. While I like MA a lot, there are a lot of good speakers out there and you shouldn't limit your exposure to just MA.
In my experience, there are rarely bad speakers in the price range you are looking at, just different. Bring your own music to the auditions and let your ears decide which speakers line up the best with your musical tastes and preferences for sound quality.
Agreed 100%, with one exception ...
Having owned both the GS10s and GS20s, if I had to do it
over again, I would get the 10s and save the $, not withstanding
whatever one does for stands for the 10s. I really just did not
hear the obvious benefits from the 10s to 20s upgrade, *but* ...
my room was 14' x 20', so that size ( assuming it's small )
might have limited possible benefit from speakers that could
displace more air. I've written this multiple times before, and
I'm doing it again
... the GS10s have to be one of the best
bangs for the buck in audio. They are really ( really ) good
for their price-point, IMHO.
Now ... let's see what "vantagesc" has to say about all this,
flush as he is -- with both the 10s and the PL100s.