I have not heard the ProAc product, but for a few moments in a showroom. I liked them alot. I think they were Model 3s or something like that. Not cheap. The Thiel is mighty fine! The c-j and Aragon should serve it well. I use c-j and Bryston mainly with mine. The soundstaging is oftn a product of the environment you hear them in and you did not describe said room. The Thiels will give you a good midrange and highs. Your tall ceiling is a plus too. It is a speaker that plays music well! It is not forgiving of older recordings, but the PV-8 should help there. Nevertheless it is more forgiving than the older CS 2s. If you want bass you'll need the CS 3.6s or CS 6s. You might consider a used pair of CS 3.6s if you can find some. Their used price will often be below that of new CS 2.3s. The warranty is long and transfers. Some will say if you want bass you'll need a different preamp too. I mainly do not think you need to hear from anyone but your ears and your wife. GO LISTEN to both products and a few other brands with an open mind. Thiel is good. ProAc is good. Vandersteen is good. Revel is good. There may be some deals on Dunlavy too. All have their fans. Hearing from us is not what you really need. You need to go to work and do the legwork/research to find a speaker YOU really like so you will not be selling it next year! There is no shortcut. YOU need to do it not us. Find some first class dealers and start listening. It beats doing housework on the weekends!
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