Thanks verdantaudio for the very informative reply. Based on everything you said it makes sense why the mb5b would be more costly than the mb 3.5b. As it is, cost wise the 3.5 would make more sense as I would just be experimenting with the scansonic brand. But based on what u said its possible the mb5b would be a better fit in my current environment. Basically the room is roughly 20' wide and 15' deep w 8' ceiling. The only problem I have w the mb5 over the 3.5 is its a bit taller. 2 inches might not seem like a lot, but when it comes to tight spaces too much can be too much, if u catch my meaning ;)
Anyways, all that aside, at the moment I'm sporting Dynaudio C1 platinum for the front L & R. For their size the bass is astounding, and transparency is better than anything I've ever heard in my life.. period. Price wise I know the comparison is a bit skewed, but I still fear I'd be missing out on transparency and detail. Alas, the new Dynaudio Confidence 30 is thousands of dollars more costly than either scansonic model i originally inquired about. Im just wondering if I'd be content with any of the smaller floor standing models from scansonic or if id be disappointed in respect to my current Dynaudio C1 Platinums.