Signature S4 v1 or 15B for HT
So I'm in a bit of a bind. I recently picked up some Magnepan 1.7is for music and they are astonishingly good for the vast majority of music that suits my tastes (Mark Knopfler, Ray Lamontagne, Clapton, DMB, some jazz, etc). As they could not possibly co-exist with my 95Fs due to space, both being different forms of huge, I sold the 95Fs.
I've also learned that they're a bit impractical for me to own as my only pair of mains (combo of off-axis performance, and their need to be pulled waaaaay into the room). I need something smaller that can be easily shuffled around to do TV/HT duty, during which time the Maggies will be pushed back against the wall, and what will blend reasonably well with my 55C.
I'm currently using some Signature S4 v1s from an old stereo only setup I had. They're small(ish...) enough to shuffle around when I want to pull the Maggies out, and when the Maggies are stored behind them against the wall, the fact that they're front-ported helps a bit with boundary issues. But they're not a prefect match to the 55C, and maybe a little overkill if I'm not using them for music.
Here's the thing: someone wants to buy the S4s for a pretty good price. With the proceeds, I could buy some store demo 15Bs and pocket a little bit of cash.
What would you do, given that they would be purely for TV/HT duty, and would match to a 55C? Keep the S4s, or sell them and get some 15Bs? 75Fs aren't an option due to price. I have to come out ahead in order to be persuaded to sell the S4s.
2Ch: Magnepan 1.7i | LR: Paradigm Signature S4 v1 | C:Paradigm Prestige 55C | Surrounds & Rear: Paradigm Studio 20v5 (x4) | Atmos: Micca M-8C
Subs: Rythmik E15HP (x2) | AVR: Denon X4300H | Amp: Outlaw Model 5000 | TV: Sony XBR75x850E | Players: Oppo UDP-203, U-Turn Orbit Plus