Hi guys, I am looking for some comments regarding my choice of main speakers. Over the last few weaks I have auditioned a bunch of speakers that I selected based on the info I got on the forums/local availability. Those included Paradigm Studio 60 V3, B&W 603 and 604, Rocket RS750, Monitor Audio S6, Triangle Zerius, Boston Acoustics. I am hoping to listen to Axiom's M60 tomorrow, so I'll add impressions. Couple of extra points, the room will be on the medium/small side 13X18 and I'll hook the speakers to Marantz SR8300. I am primarily interested in music and much less HT. I am looking for the speakers in the up to 1200$ range. Thus far, the clear winners were Paradigm Studio 60s driven by Rotel RSX-1056 and Monitor S6 driven by NAD S320 integrated amp. RS750 sounded excellent as well (thanks Ron!), but I feel that they really shine when played loud, which would rarely be an option for me. In addition, I would prefer somewhat brighter speakers. Studio 60s sounded just about right. Nice sound from bass to high notes, good soundstage, about as bright as I would like, etc. Monitor S6s struck me with the clarity and detail, which is expected. However, they sounded a bit too bright. However, the amp was not thebest and I was only 6 feet from the speakers. Triangles sounded nice, but way too bright. Here are my questions: 1) How would the sound change when Moitor's or Paradigm's get hooked up to Marantz? Based on warmer sound of Marantz, Monitors presumably would sound really great (less bright). 2) How are S8 different from S6? The dealer said S8 have much more bass, is that true? 3) Any general comments on Monitor S8 versus Studio 60 (version 3)? 4) Any other speakers (new or used) in this range similar, but better sounding? 5) I would not be able to place speakers further than 1 foot from the wall, which may be a problem with rear ported S8. I can plug ports, but I am not sure what effect that would have on sound or how this placement should affect my choice. Thanks for any comments. Unfortunately, I absolutely would not be able to compare speakers side-by-side, listen to S8 before buying (dealer can only special order them) and test anything at home (I am moving in a month), so comments from the people with hand-on experience are extremely valuable for me.