Originally Posted by mdbassplayer
I am going to be auditioning some Monitor Audio RS6 floorstanding speakers next weekend but am also considering the MTS-01s.
Has anyone heard both and can give a comparison between the two?
They will be in an apartment den of about 13'x17' with an 8' opening into the kitchen area that is 15'x8'. Overall volume is not an issue (can't annoy the neighbors) but clarity of sound and not being overly fatiguing with some of my less well recorded music are my priorities.
I am going with floorstanders for stability purposes as well as being somewhat full range without a sub so bookshelf speakers are out.
They will be driven by my Denon 2809 for now and I will eventually get an amp when I move into a larger space and max volume can go up (if I feel the need).
The mts's have very good extension and are flat out musical. They will fill the need for a really good 2 channel setup, very nicely. And will probably do well in a 2.0 ht setup, too. With the right source/amplification, fatigue is not an issue, at least not for me. I have listened the mts for hours without experiencing listener fatigue.
I initially ran my mts with a Denon 2807, which I believe is very similar to the 2809 in terms of audio processing and amplification. New amps will help, as the mts will sing with good watts driving them. Though the Denon 2807 did a credible job with the mts, I felt the mts really didn't begin to show it's stuff until I upgraded to a better(musicial) receiver (Marantz sr9600). So yes, the mts can use more power, but they can also benefit from a better front end, too. A lot people buy high end front ends and amps and hook them up to average speakers with minimal success. With the mts, they can match up well with good gear, IMO.
Good luck with hooking up with someone in your area.
BTW: Your shameless bribe may just work.