Last year Stereophile reviewed these speakers (now selling around $135/pair on Amazon) as very close to but not quite the quality of Wharfedale Diamond 10.1's. I know I can't expect the world at this price range but these are around $200 less per pair and is money I work hard for and need to put to an amp or receiver.
I am also considering the floorstanding BS51's at slightly more.
On the amp/receiver side I am narrowed down to either an Onkyo A-5VL integrated amp or a Harman-Kardon HK3490 stereo receiver. Why these? Digital inputs mostly. Both of those are generally well liked and the HK3490 is a high-current amp design (I think) while the Onkyo has nice specs of its own.
Into these components I hope to run Flac audio files via USB and an HRT MusicStreamer II from my MacBook Pro.
Are there any comparable speakers close to the $135-$200 range any better than these two Pioneers? i also noticed the 41's are missing from Pioneers 2012 product line.