B&W Matrix 805
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I have recently "downsized" my living room system into something that looks better than my old Vandersteen 2ce's. I was prepared to spend up to $3k on speakers and the best things I heard in this price range were Proac Response 1.5. I also liked the look of the Vienna Acoustics Bach and Mahler, but since they had to go close to the wall, the Vienna's were eliminated. I ended up with B&W DM602 s2 which cost all of $600, plus another $40. No the B&W's are not Proac's but they sound a lot better than you would think for $600. They don't have the bass of the Vandersteen's but they have a better midrange, image better and can play louder. My wife, who is very picky, has not objected to their looks. The B&W's are also easy to drive.