all are nice....the rainmaker would be the best for all catagories of music, and the most balanced.
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reference 3a is an awesome speaker and can be driven with very low power. in many (not all) it is equally enjoyable as the totem mani-2's...i auditioned them one after the other although in diferent systems, despite costing twice as much i couldn't say the mani's were uncategorically better at all...
the reference 3a definately sounds better with tube amps...i heard it with an 8 watt amp and it could play very loud.
Totems (with the exception of the forest) tend to need a lot of power to come alive...think 100w solid state.
I have experienced the SLI-80 with the Rainmaker. Am now using Reference 3A Dulcet. The Rainmakers is actually pretty good. I'm not good at judging how speakers sound, but I find the Rainmakers that have better bass, and overall a very balanced sound, while the Dulcets have little more clarity, and is little brighter. Overall they both sound very good to my ears with my sli-80