I appreciate the feedback you have given me on other posts here. After much indecision (and drooling over high-priced separates, DAC/transports, etc.) I decided to start with a basic, high-quality, affordable system - CD player, integrated amp, speakers (and one set of good speaker cables and good interconnects). So far, I have the CD player and amp on the way:
Amp: Rogue Sphinx Integrated
CD: Oppo BDP-105
So, now I need to make a speaker decision. I don't have a good audio shop in my area, so I'll have to buy these and deal with the return shipping if I don't like them. I'm looking in the sub $2,000USD range, and so far I have read extremely positive things about the following:
Monitor Audio Silver Rx6 ($1,000 on sale) - Stereophile Class B
Golden Ear Triton 7 ($1,500)
Tekton Lore-S ($1,400)
And a couple of good sales:
Focal Profile 918 (reg 5k, on sale for $2,000)!
Focal 826W ($2,100) - Stereophile Class B
I'm leaning towards the Rx6 because of the low cost and reviews seem overwhelmingly positive without any significant negative points. I really want the most neutral, transparent speaker possible. Due to the fact that I listen mostly to CDs, I'd prefer to avoid "hot" sounding tweeters.
Any thoughts on the above or others I may have missed?
Thanks again - what a great time to get back into this hobby after many years. So much good, affordable stuff out there!