Jim Holtz wrote:
You might also look at The Finalists. They are a smaller monitor design with close to the full sized Statements performance. Very close, unless you are looking for extremely high SPL capability.
I have been looking at the Finalists too. I have 2 subs to handle the low frequencies. That's why I was leaning more toward the Minis. The smaller size is also a better fit.
Detail, accuracy, soundstage and imaging are more important than SPL.
The music I listen to is filled with dynamics, intricacy, complexity, mood changes, intensity and it can be dense. With both acoustic and electronic instruments.
I listen to progressive music like: King Crimson, Thinking Plague, PFM, Deus ex Machina, early Genesis, Camel, etc. Fusion like: Mahavishnu Orchestra, Return to Forever, Panzerballett, Weather Report, etc. And modern and avante-garde classical in most forms, chamber and symphonic.
So, the speakers have to be able to resolve quite a bit of information going on. If you think the Finalists are suitable, I can reevaluate my decision.