If have been looking for speakers with a similar cost to the B&W 600 series 3 which would be used for Hi Fi and as part of a Home Cinema set-up in a room 15ft by 12ft. I don't plan to buy a sub-woofer initially, so a reasonable base response is required and I need to place the speakers relatively close to the wall. I have experienced the B&W 603 and Monitor Audio Silver S6. Of the two I prefer the 603 because the Monitor Audio speaker lacks base grunt. I haven't selected the Player/Receiver combo yet, but I expect to get something like the Denon 2910/2805. Other speakers I would like to hear opinions on relative to these two are Acoustic Energy Evo Kef Q Series And feedback one the relative merits of these speakers appreciated.