I'm not sure this is a good thing, but I've begun to think about new speakers, especially since following BrolicBeast's foray into Legacy Focus SEs and the overall quality of them.
I don't actually need new speakers, as my Mirage M-3si pair is still going strong; this idea is simply the result of exposure. I am already looking at Brystons, Legacies, Def Techs, Revels and Mirages; I can't afford the McIntosh XR200s; I don't have $20K lying around. And the Mirage OMD-28s depend greatly on reflections to achieve their effect, and my room doesn't have a bare wall for them to work with, so I'd be concerned about them.
So the list is the Bryston Model T, Legacy Focus (HD and SE), Signature SE, Def Tech Mythos ST, Mirage OMD-28, Golden Ear Triton Two, and the Revel Salon2. I am curious about these yet feel no urgency to replace my current Mirages. This whole notion could well fade if I don't feed it too much, or just listen more to what I have rather than moon over what others buy or what's available that's conceivable for me financially. But when I had the same ideas about a preamp I ended up getting one, though that took almost 2 years. As for potential cuts from the list, the Legacy Focus HD and SE are heavier than I'm comfortable with, as are the Revels. Legacy's Focus SE is just under 10K; I also wonder about image height with the Signatures and Triton Twos, as the drivers would be about 6" lower than my current speakers (which cut across the middle of my TV screen perfectly; the M-3si's high image and driver config is perfect for the illusion of sound coming from the TV). And the Salon2s are around 9K. This is a 1BR apartment, after all, and practical considerations as well as cost come into play.
I will entertain this fantasy with caution. I will continue to listen to my current system. We will see.
Edited by prepress - 7/11/13 at 8:06am