Bakufu what is your room size?
ah well, there's the rub. the room (my studio) is 50' x 25', and three stories high, nearly a right-angle triangle, with the short end truncated. my hifi is on the short end - i think of the space as forming a giant horn. my desk is at the other end. my current setup is a 6 w/ch integrated tube amp and a pair of klipsch rp600M speakers. contrary to what you might expect, sonics are pretty good, up to the limits of the 600M's. (i was surprised to learn that the 600M's have been measured at only 89.6 db sensitivity, well short of the advertised 96db.) the sound-stage has good width and depth, and instrument placement is also pretty good, improving if your listening position is about 10' from the speakers. this is why i mentioned the cornwall IV's, since they probably move enough air to fill, or at least challenge this space. but i'm not sure if i care so much about that, since most of the music i play while i'm working is instrumental and small-ensemble jazz. the big orchestral stuff i reserve for my main system. since my new amp (line magnetic 210ia) is on the way, i've also been looking at the lower-priced LM speakers, which are at, or just beyond the limits of my budget. but man are they beautiful!