I'm a long time Spica fan, have owned them for almost twenty years and love them for certain things, but for rock my opinion is that they suck. No doubt a REL in the equation would help. But the problem I find with TC-50's is that they don't handle sonic complexity (such as the high distortion levels in a lot of rock) nor high volume very well. Their strong suit is simple, cleanly recorded stuff at moderate listening levels - folk, chamber music, small jazz ensemble, "new age". For a main system I'd think the GMAs are more versatile (though I haven't heard them). The Spicas are excellent bedroom system speakers - unless Courtney Love stays over occasionally.
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