Originally Posted by arnie2.0
In a post I can't find now I asked about NHT Super Center vs. RSL C23. You commented there have been issues with the NHT Center (something along those lines). Could you elaborate. I am now deciding between NHT SuperZero and Center vs. RSL CG3 and CG23. The NHT is better on paper but we don't listen to paper. I will "test drive" both unless there is other info to consider. (BTW, have you ever listened to the Martin Logan Motion 2i? I listened to the Motion 4i and liked it but I can't find the 2i in a store.)
Well, the NHT and ML speakers are available from Amazon, which means they're easily returnable esp. if you're a Prime member.
RSL provides free return shipping for all its speakers.
The ML is also available at Crutchfield, IIRC, which means $10 flat rate returns.
If you require small size but want the fewest compromises, I'd suggest the Ascend 200SE...but you'd have to pay for return shipping.
Easiest thing and best bet would be to go with full sized speakers, 5.25" woofer or larger. No getting around the laws of physics.
For the $470 which an RSL CG23 plus 2 x CG3, you could get for example a pair of Emotiva B1+ with C1+ center for $450 which would kill all of the speakers above.
PS. The Emotivas have similar AMT tweeters as the MLs, just not the pretty cabinets and inflated pricetags.