Could anyone comment on the virutes and demerits of the following?
B&W 802 diamond
Focal Scala Utopia
Sonus Faber Armati Futura
with a good set (pair) of supplementary subwoofers
or a higher-up new speaker like the Magico Q3/Q5/Q7? (can't stand look of Vivid Audio Giya, otherwise sure!)
I will avoid hi-end electronics, and go with a Devaliet (or multiple Devaliets) to start, or Hypex N-Core based amps. I wish Devaliet would have a Rotel-like model, finish-wise as a budget choice. The musicality of their D-Premier is magic to my ears (but not budget, if one D-Premier per channel per driver, considering potenial need to swap for later models).
Should I go with a smaller speaker like a Sonus Faber Armati or 802 or Scala for now, and put in a small room as I get better space, or try a VR11SE or VPMS speaker right away? (save $) Should I wait to hear a Magico Q5/Q7? :)
My interests are very full extended frequency response, very micro-detail all frequency (esp. mid-range for voice), and ability to play popular music for monitoring.
What about PMC as an active option? :)