Hey gang, I'll be moving into my new condo-loft in a few weeks and have been speaking with a home theatre expert discussing the possible setup, hardware, instilations and wiring for everything, etc. This person owns his own HT and electronics company and has been working in this field for nearly 20 years. He seems to have an extensive knowledge of everything relative and it's obvious he's very passionate and sincere about his hobby which conveniently also happens to be his work. He's told me stories about previous employers who've had zero knowledge whatsoever about this stuff, but have had an immense budget to work with and wanted a professional setup and he's built theatres for them that probably cost as much as my entire condominium (triple hundred k digit range)! Anyways, last week I gave him a spec list of what I was looking at and considering and I mentioned that I was interested in the 1. BOWERS & WILKINS NAUTILUS SCM1 (2-way vented box) Speakers and 2. ASW 850 Subwoofer (active-closed box) system. I had gotten advice from members on this forum last year and these were recommended within my price range. They also come in great wood finnishes that match the dark oak floors of my loft. I spoke with my guy the other day who was supposed to get back to me with a quote on all of the above (plus a number of other items incl. projector, screen, etc) but said it would take him a few more days to get in touch with several people. My mom is a designer and has worked with him on different houses from time to time and he always gets the best prices available. He has all kinds of connections on equipment. Anyways, when speaking with him over the phone the other day, he said he'd send me an email with the quotes as well as his own suggestions and opinions regarding the setup but suggested quickly over the phone that I look into a company by the name of MONITOR AUDIO for my speaker setup. He told me that for the same price, and possibly even a little less, I could get better quality from MONITOR AUDIO (Gold Series) than B&W. I'm sure he'll get back to me with exact specs of everything within the next few days so it'll be easier for me to come here asking for advice when I have the exact details of the items in question... but given what I was looking at in the B&W NAUTILUS Speakers as well as general price range, I'm sure you guys could get an idea of what he might be considering in the MONITOR AUDIO setup... What I really want to know is - what's your opinion on this? Would you agree that better sound could be had from MONITOR AUDIO than through B&W given the price range and what would you all reccommend? Why would you/he suggest MONITOR AUDIO over B&W? If you disagree, could you please offer stances against it so that I could get a better understanding and standpoint on the issues to bring up and question? PLEASE HELP ME OUT HERE -- I'M SPENDING A TON OF MONEY AND REALLY VALUE THE KNOWLEDGE THAT YOU GUYS POSSESS!!! Please let me know what you all think and thank you so much in advance!!!