ShahidM wrote:I went with the PMCs, but had a few issues. Firstly some ground looping that I couldnt get rid of.
To be fair, that's an issue with your system and/or your cabling, rather than the PMCs. There's always a way to resolve ground loops...
Secondly, every time I switched the speakers off the red limiter light would flash. I couldn't get an answer from my retailer when asking if this normal.
Yes, it's normal as the power supply rails collapse.
Furthermore, the monitors arrived with scuffs and cosmetic marks brand new.
Having seen the care and attention at the PMC factory first hand, that seems highly unlikely. The monitors are checked and packed very carefully at the factory and I'd be really surprised if they were marked when they went into the boxes. This is equally true for every other manufacturer I've been too -- speakers and hardware. Everything is normally carefully examined and cleaned before its packed to ensure it leaves the factory in pristine condition.
It's rather more likely that your speakers had an outing at the dealer before moving on to you. Perhaps they were checked or demo'd... You can usually tell because the box sealing will be different from the original factory (different tape or tape instead of staples, for example).