ef37a wrote:Thank you so much for your comments Phil, as you say, you can't really help me but extra information is always helpful.
I could afford the 2020s but will resist. My life is in a state of flux at the moment and I am really not in a position to sit back and enjoy music for any great periods of time. Yes, that is the main use any monitors would get, I am not doing recording in any serious way at all.
I have always wanted some really high end speakers, love ESLs but no room. The products of the hi fi industry I no longer trust (why use PTFE wire in a speaker? Is it going to catch fire?)
I am convinced that the £2,400 cost of the R6s will get me a better product than the same money in a hi fi shop, and I get the amps as well!
I don't want gratuitously to add yet another option Dave but what about KEF LS50 Wireless? They'll fix your domestic listing needs and are easily good enough to use as monitors should you get back to recording.
I know exactly where you're at with distrust of hi-fi, but please don't tar it all with the same cliché. There's some really brilliant designers and engineers working in hi-fi (actually, in the case of Dynaudio, Genelec, PMC and Amphion, to name just four, the same people work on both pro and domestic) and they make some great products. The fact that things go awry at the retail and marketing end of the hi-fi business is hardly the fault of the engineers – many of whom I know get pretty frustrated by the snake-oil nonsense that pervades their world.
And I'd love a pair of ESLs too (no room though) - the '57 obviously. When I first started at Mordaunt-Short in the 80s we had a 'company' pair that I used to borrow and take home at weekends to my parent's place where the living room was much bigger than my tiny bedsit in Petersfield. My Dad and me used to sit there listening to them, open-mouthed at how all his favourite romantic classical pieces sounded. And then we'd put some James last on for my Mum....