Thanks in advance, Dave,
The Twos for $1400 is a steal. I can't think of anything else in that price that would come close.
If I hadn't heard the T3+ and T2+ I would have been very interested in the Twos. We auditioned a lot of speakers up to 5k, including some very highly regarded ones we eliminated, which included the LS50 - active and passive (with subs). My previous speakers before I briefly got out of audio were Alon Circes so I much prefer as close to full range as I can get. I loved the Alons but the Tritons are much easier to drive.
I'm with you: I don't mind if the top end is every so slightly "sweet", as long as it's not dark or rolled off. Can't stand tipped up treble. Especially on large scale orchestral. We heard a lot of speakers that were not good with massed strings, even through expensive front ends and amplification. The 2+ treble was extended but not bright. Smooth is how I would describe it, without loss of musical detail or texture, although like you, if I *had* to sacrifice a little something for a modestly priced, full range speaker that will play large scale music well, I would also give up a little bit of detail. When you're on a tight budget, you have to make some compromises somewhere. It's been 8 years since I had my (much more expensive) Alons , but I didn't feel I was missing anything with the Tritons, and that includes detail..