Pulsar will give wonderful sound in your room.
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Thanks for all the responses thus far. Sounds for sure like I will have to find somewhere to hear the JA Pulsars. Still very curious about the Dynaudio and Totem Element Fires as well. Many of the other brands are even smaller dealer network, may be hard to hear, but maybe I will get lucky. Can anyone recommend a dealer that may have more than one of the models we are discussing in the same place? Would really save me time and money. I don't really have much vacation with my new job and my daughter is going back to college so I really have to watch the budget. Thanks again for your opinions, keep 'em coming.
They aren't on your list, but I would encourage you to consider Vandersteen Quatro's. My room is 15' x 11.25' x 8' and I used them for six years very happily, because I took some well-spent time tuning them into the room via their 11 band bass equilizer capability in their self-powered subwoofers. They were not too powerful for the room, and I was able to smooth them out beautifully. They do just disappear as a sound source, and I found them to deliver the right harmonic richness and timbre of live instruments, as well as rock out nicely. Just a suggestion that certainly fits within your budget when purchased used.
I own a pair of Totem Fire monitors and compared them to the Dynaudio C1's, liked the C1's a lot, but in the end felt that they sounded "different" than the Fire's, but not "better". Same result from comparing them to the Sonus Faber Guarneri monitors. I have not had the pleasure of auditioning any of the Joseph Audio models (no dealer near me).
My Totems have been boxed up for several months, since moving my system to a much larger room and buying a set of large floor standing units. I have them for sale now on Audiogon. They are in excellent condition.