Finally picked up my Monitor Audio system. After 1 year of auditioning and research, I chose to go with: the RS6, RS1, RSW12, and RSLCR all powered by a Denon 3806.
I had auditioned Paradigm, Klipsch, Revel, Energy, Infinity, Def Tech, and many more. The Paradigms and Klipsch seemed awfully harsh to my ears, specifically when I demoed the THX startup. Revels, Infinity, and Def Tech sounded better, but just missing that particular sound. Energy was by far the closest competitor, but the sound lacked the incredible bass of the MAs.
I must comment on the incredible bass of the RS6s and the RSW12. These two products make the entire purchase worth the price.
Now, just some questions to MA owners. How are the plinths supposed to go on the RS6s? Should the concave side be placed in the front or back? Also, are there any stands made by Monitor Audio for the RS1s?
I had spent many weeks on AVSforum before making this decision. I thank you to members of this thread for assisting me with this choice. Pictures of the setup will follow. The MAs sure have a nice walnut finish.