Atma-Sphere, MP-3 or the MP-1. By far the largest soundstage I've had in my home.
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Meridian 861, or 98G series orchestral is pathetic in two channel only
For Orchestral Music nothing beats trifield for Soundstage (control of and size) or accuracy.
IF you have to stay two channel;
EMM DCC-2 with ATC SCM-100's, will smoke any combination of electronics you can use with with the VR4jrs. You shouldn't buy "value" speakers with cost no object electronics. Doesn't make sense.
You should think about more expensive much better speakers and less expensive electronics.
I think this thread has gone in too many different directions. To expand on what Atmasphere said......Speakers do make a difference. Preamps do make a difference. The source makes a difference. Amplifiers do make a difference. Cables and the room make a difference.
It's not any one particular piece of the puzzle rather the the puzzle as a whole that will give you everything you want. The weakest link theory does play a role in audio.
"Best" I've heard (and that's relatively few compared to all models ever made) is the MFA Luminescence non octal tube version. The unit itself was extremely microphonic to the touch yet it did not translate into the overall sound. Stunningly if not alarmingly alive sound unfortunately extremely rare.
I'm guessing the mainstream might assume the microphonics a shortcoming with the MFA design but there is no denying its absolute amplification of an input signal.
If your goal is realism and assuming you have the room I wouldn't start with electronics. I'd suggest starting at the bottom with a pair of Velodyne 1812's topped off with a pair of Magico Q5's. Using even modestly priced electronics you'd be 95% of the way there.