I'm brand spanking new to hi-fi and am currently working to put together my first system. The room I'm using is roughly 10'x12' and my tentative budget is $3000. Subject to change (based on speakers) I'm leaning towards the Pro-ject Carbon and the Music Hall a15.3.
So far I've listened to the Magnepan MMG, the next step up (MG 12?), B&W 684 and 683, and Totem Sttaf. I like the 683 the best so far. This weekend I plan to listen to a couple more (including Sonus Faber Venere 1.5 and relisten to the Magnepans).
I don't really listen to Jazz or Classical... more rock/rap/folk pop.
I have a couple of questions. Would the a15.3 have any trouble powering any of the speakers in this range (in particular the MMG)? Also, are there any other speakers in this price range (and given my music preferences) that I should definitely try and find in my area (Baltimore)?
Thanks in advance for your help and advice.