This has been a great thread for someone looking for bookshelf speakers under $1k. I'm pretty sold on the Sierras, but noticed that I can pay for airfare to Maui with the savings if I settle for 2 pairs of Rocket RS250 MKII's with a Bigfoot Center. I haven't seen the Rockets mentioned here except for a comment not recommending for 2 channel audio. I'm 80% HT, 10% games, and 10% music, and I have an SVS Sub.
My sense is that Sierra, Swan, ERA, NHT, etc... will noticably outperform the Rockets in 2 channel music. What about home theater? I know this thread isn't about center speakers, but will the Rocket center help level the playing field against the higher end Sierra's for HT? I appreciate any feedback on the Rockets in general or even how the others compare to each other for HT versus music. Thanks.