I've auditioned a number of speakers (dozens) and my final list include the following: Monitor Audio Bronze Series 2x pairs of B2 with matching centre Paradigm Monitor 5s,2x pairs with CC-370 centre B&W CM2s up front, CMC centre, DM600s rear (to stay within budget) Left to audition: Boston Acoustics VRM Reference series bookshelves Acoustic Energy Aesprit bookshelves (if I can find them reasonably nearby) Mordaunt-Short 912s Possible additional auditions: Snell Acoustics Qbx series replacement (should be out in a month or so) Dynaudio Audience 42s/52s (If I can free up some extra money) I've come to like detailed, clear speakers during my solo auditions but after auditioning some with my wife, we've determined that she's very sensitive to high frequencies (Energy Connoisseur line was eliminated for this reason). She hasn't heard the B&Ws but I think they'll be vetoed as well. So far, she likes the Monitor Audio Bronze. Any impressions as to warmth vs. brightness with any of the various speakers above with Arcam amplification? Thanks.