Previously, I posted that I was trying to choose between some B&W speakers (703s) and the Totem Forest. My search has evolved further. I had narrowed it to the B&W 804s and the Forest.
Over the weekend I was in Philadelphia and went to a store that carried both B&W and Totem. So, I was excited to be able to hear both speakers on a McIntosh system. Does it get any better? After listening for a while I had pretty much decided I would go with the Totems. I really can't explain why, there is just something about them that I really like.
Then the salesman asks if he can play something else for me, and like a dummy I said, "sure." He set up the Dynaudio Focus 220s and cranked them up. I had heard of Dynaudio but never had first had experience. I wasn't expecting to be very impressed but I thought they sounded great, so good that I am now torn between the Totems and the Dynaudios.
I've listened to the Forests numerous times and I really like them. I would need to listen to the 220s more before I would seriously consider them but I know that I really want to hear more of them. I also thought it was interesting that the salesman steered me towards speakers that were less expensive than what I was looking at.
I am interested in hearing about any experience any of you have with either or both of these speakers. Especially, if you've compared them to each other.
Thanks for tolerating all my questions and all the help that many of you have provided.