The UPS man delivered my speakers today (GS60/20/LCR). I rearranged my whole room and have them setup in a way I think I will remain pleased with. Now for the break-in to begin. I have to say, they are better out of the box than I anticipated. I don't even want to hear a pair of Platinums. Ever. I cannot remember the last time I was so excited to listen to well known albums twice in a row. I suppose it was around the time I got my 9i's. I have done my upgrading all wrong. Got the new Onkyo PR-SC885 on Monday and all new speakers on Friday. The new pre/pro isn't even broken in yet, lol. And now I want an SACD player. And IC's. And a new TV console. This is all evil.
I really need to get a bluray in the PS3 with DTS MA or DD TruHd so I can play around with some uncompressed movie soundtracks. Right now, I am just loving having Cat Power in the room with me. Really, I am sure the RS series has improved on my 9i, but these GS's are pretty big step forward IMO. Diminishing returns are in full swing now. Oh and I like the Santos Rosewood more every time I look at it.
As far as sonics, I will certainly post more after a some break-in time, but even now their handling of voices is incredible, as is their transparency, midrange, detail, midrange, ability to play brilliantly at every sound level I have tried. Did I mention their midrange? The size of soundstage is almost unreal, to the point I have already had my cousin ask me why I play cd's through 3-channel DSP. Which of course I don't. Case in point, right now I couldn't be happier. Ok, maybe with Plats I would be happier, but I already feel like I am providing my GS series with a mediocre front end... I would have to take a 2nd mortgage out to provide the Plats with a worthy front.
Edit: Tim, first off GRATZ on the Plats. Second, you are correct. The PS3 remote is bluetooth. So, you would not be able to program it to your universal remote.