JM Labs/Focal Alto or Alon Circe or Genesis 6.1
i'm thinking of one of the following 5.1/stereo systems, music and 5.1 combined use. my preferences are: silky smooth highs, NON fatiguing old school "British" highs but are revealing, midhall presentation rather than Row A presentation, deep soundstage, and very visceral, full range bass.
(1) JM Labs/Focal Alto's (replaced the Mezzos), with the new Utopia Center, plus a Revel B15 subwoofer, and i'll use my 5-yr old B&W 601's as temporary rears.
(2) Alon Circe's, Alon LCR Grand Center, Alon Thunderbolt subwoofer, and possibly the Alon Rascals for rears.
(3) the Brand New Genesis 6.1, and the upcoming center from them. there is no need for a sub since the Genesis 6.1 goes down to 16 Hz. Yes, 16 Hz. not a typo.
Pros and Cons:
much higher resale on the JM Labs/Focal, brand new gestation period on the Altos and the new Utopia line, but, unfortunately, much has been spent by JM Lab/Focal on cosmetics.
Alons are my favorite with sooooo much air, space, and punch! but, horrible name recognition when trying to resell, plus, the Circe's, while really fantastic, are very late in their gestation/product cycle, i think they must do some type of an upgrade (even cosmetic) in 2 years since they've been around since 1997-8.
Genesis 6.1, well, i owned the Genesis V's and loved them, but, they've gone out of business before... plus, they are highly complicated speakers, so if they work well, they are great, but don't get a lemon like some others have. BUT, they are magnificently full range and don't need a sub, and brand new in their product cycle. the risk is that this is their FIRST product from this factory/plant and, we all know, the first products seem to always have problems.
any ideas, please?
thanks in advance.