wdi, i was always curious about NHT after reading Corey Greenberg's rave up of the 3.3s in Stereohple, but somehow I thought that might be their limitations, that perhaps it could not transcend its design and execution limitations.
I wonder, it seems that people cite sonic pros and cons to both a sat/sub versus two unit approach. Besides the convenience and room placement advantages , is there strong reason to think that unless you spend relatively more on a 2 unit floorstander (e.g., more than a pair of used Vandersteen 2ces), the sub/sat can provide more overall image stability, tightness, and mid-bass and bass presence, than a good budget combo like the one mentioned above?
Perhaps then another version of my question is whether for $800-$1200 price range cited (as well the admittedly broad sonic conditions discussed so far), on the used market is a monitor/sat a better strategy than a larger stereo pair (and if the latter, what would people recommend [i'm pretty sure if i go the first way, i'll go with an original HSU VTF 2, though my current preference as to monitor, Dynaudio Audience 52s, is more unformed.
I have to admit that my intuition tends toward sat/sub, but I can't say I have any technical reason to think so (not that I am technical anyway).
Anyway, this is really helping so thanks again!