Please tell a bit about your room,how loud you listen,and a little more info about what you are looking for soundwise from your speakers.
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My room is about 15' x 25', but the system is along an open wall that leads on one side to the kitchen and on the other to the hallway to the bedrooms. Directly behind the listening position is an exposed brick wall. I'm a renter in the boroughs of NYC, which means I won't be in my apartment forever and my next apartment may be completely different (whenever I get up the energy to move), so I probably need a versatile speaker that'll work well in different rooms, most of them probably fairly small.
I don't listen at very loud volumes. The dial on the Rotel rarely goes past 9 o'clock.
What I'm looking for out of my system is musicality. It doesn't need to be the most transparent, detailed, or neutral system, but it should play music that gets my toes tapping.
While the Infinity's are musical, I feel like I'm missing a lot of detail. They were made in 1981 and I can't help but think there's been advances in speaker design in the last 27 years...
I'll take a look at Monitor Audio.
Thanks for all the suggestions. Now my list includes Spendor, Monitor Audio, Paradigm, and Totem. This is really helpful.
I bought my father a set of Paradigm monitors a few years ago and they're very good, though they're the bottom of the line. I heard B&W somewhere downtown, Stereo Exchange maybe, and they weren't to my taste.