I am a little to far away for you but I did just buy the Emerald Physics CS-3's and liked them so much, I decided to instantly trade up to the 2.3's, and did, but a local buddy of mine bought the CS-3's instead of my sending them back and I bought the 2.3's. I have owned a lot of Maggies in the the past and these offer the best of them with much increased dynamics & slam and superb monitor like
My 3's were just starting to open up at about 300 hrs, and now I have to start all over again, and the 2.3's will require about 500-600 hrs to start opening up, but I know where they are going at least. :o)
Excellent speakers!!! As long as you have at least 2' from the back wall, you are in business!