MonitorAudioSilverRS6 vs ParadigmReferenceStudio60

I have a Creek 5350SE integrated and Marantz SA8001 SACD player, and am looking to upgrade my speakers (something reasonably priced). The Monitor Audio Silver RS6 and Paradigm Reference Studio 60 v5 both got good reviews on Stereophile, with the RS6 actually tested with Creek gear.

Has anybody out there actually done a side-by-side comparison of the two? I'll probably be using Anti-Cables for speaker wire, with Audioquest King Cobra interconnects. My current speakers are first-generation Heybrook HB2s, very neutral.

Showing 1 response by sc0ttc00ter

Thanks, J stereo! It's great to hear from someone who's heard both. I suspect that I'd be happier with the Paradigms - I'm nervous the RS6s might be bright, regardless of the Stereophile review with my 5350SE. However, as you say, the difference in price is tough to ignore. The Monitors have come up for as little as $450-$550 here on Agon (missed a pair in Harrisburg, PA). Perhaps someone living close to me in the Philadelphia area will list some, so I can go listen and make an informed purchase.