I'm not a Paradigm dealer, but I really like the Sig S2 nonetheless. I even owned a pair once if that tells you something. The S2 has a gorgeous look to it and sounds very nice as well. Great imaging and smooth midrange puts it in the most listen category just below the $3K pricepoint. But, as with just about all metal dome tweeter designs, I tend to get a bit of listener fatigue after long sessions. I still prefer a soft dome tweeter design, but certainly the S2 is still a great speaker.
The Totem Mani-2 has a good sound to it with a good amount of bass, but it can also get a bit excessive down low IMO. It betters the S2 overall in every category but looks. But, looks are subjective to ones eye.
Just to throw another speaker suggestion or two out there for you to audition would be the Dynaudio's. Specifically, the Focus 140 and the expensive Confidence C1. Caution......Do listen to the 140 first, though. The C1 will make you take out a 2nd mortgage and dump your girlfriend to get a pair ($6500).
It's been suggested by others to have a good amount of current in supply for high-end speakers such as these. I agree with that suggestion. However, the S2 is a pretty ease load for any amplifier and does not require as much power and can easily be ran on a quality 60watt integrated.
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