Totem Arro and Rainmaker... other speakers?
I found a thread on this from a couple years ago, but it seemed to mostly focus on the posters query about setting the rainmakers on their side, so I'm throwing this question again. Totem Arros vs. Rainmakers, or what some good alternative would be. I'm thinking about one of these two, but am looking for other ideas as well.
I just finally got a chance to audition the totems and both of these I found to be quite stunning. I loved the Arros the really open, clear, and how they completely disappeared in the room. With the Rainmakers, I was impressed by weight of the bass for the price/package.
I'm interested in hearing any thoughts on these two speakers from other users, or for any ideas of speakers that have the detail and transparency of the Arros, but with a little more of the weighty bass of the rainmakers, at times the bass seemed a little sloppy sounding, but it wasn't too bad for my tastes. I am leaning towards the Arros: they're stunning to look at, with amazing sound, and the very forgiving placement will be an asset in my room, but I fear I might start to miss some of the bass I was feeling with the Rainmakers. Kind of the best of both worlds, and not something I may find, but looking.
I'm looking for this same price point, or less (these are already topping my budget out) new or used. I have a pretty small room (15 x 17). My system is a monarchy SM-70, a Forte F-40, and music hall mmf-2 w/ clearaudio aurum classic.