OK, the deal is that the missus does not like box speakers in the front room. However she will make some consesions - I have had my eye on some B&W 60? S3 bookshelve speakers for some time. So I can either opt for the 600 S3 and place them on a heavy duty bench at near ear level or a 601 S3 on the floor. Not ideal, but I don't have much choice at this point. What do I go for? Fotgot to say, this is for stereo listening with a Musical Fidelity A2 Class A amp. Thanx Azzo.