I realize that deciding on speakers is ultimately a subjective decision, based on what sounds best to the listener. I have narrowed my choices down to the Vienna Acoustic Beethovens and the Monitor Audio Golds. I am your average type audio listener and intend to use these speakers for stereo music listening and for quality sound performance when playing blu-ray movies on my HDTV. Any insights you have about the strengths/weakness of these two speakers would be greatly appreciated. I plan to drive them with a Vincent 236 MKII hybrid amp and use the Oppo 83SE as my sound/video source.