Recommend speakers for a strange move
*I* think it's strange, anyway... Maggie 3.6 currently in system, and the WAF factor has started to kick in (after 3 YEARS!)
Also considering downgrading gear from separates to receiver or integrated.
Currently auditioning Infinity Intermezzo 2.6; very nice, but being bookshelves they may be overshadowed by my room... 17 x 21 with 18' cathedral ceiling and open on the entire back wall.
I am considering a high-value, low price floorstander. Some that come to mind are Audes Blues, Vandersteeen 2CE, Gershman Chameleon, Sonus Faber Grand Piano, etc. I would like to spend under $2K and used is fine, even preferable.
Please chime in with your opinions/experiences. Also pls keep in mind the WAF factor, which is an element in the desire to change to simpler electronics. I may end up doing nothing, but you all know how this hobby is; one just needs a change from time to time.
PS I have been happy with the Maggies but have recently become interested in HT and find that integrating the Maggies into HT is not quite the right way to go. The movie realism, IMHO, is better rendered by box speakers.
I do not have the space for another system so it will have to be integrated.