Hello All, Thought I'd share my experiences over the weekend. I have been looking for a pair of fronts for my AV/music (more music) setup. My rooms is 12.5 by 22 and somewhat uneven in shape but mostly rectangular. I came across an excellent deal at audiogon on a pair of PSB Goldis which were "virtually new" and thought I'd audition what I was buying locally first. (incidentally I'm looking for something to better play my more rock/alternative (think stone temple pilots, bush, Nine Inch Nails, Stones, Doors, Linkin Park,)) I also want something that will do home theater and will do well with Enya, Natalie Merchant, Sarah Mclaughlin and some R&B say Janet Jackson sounding stuff. So not asking for too much right The first place I went to, kennedy Hi-Fi in Markham Ontario (Canada) didn't have any but they suggested I listen to a pair of Tannoy S-10(s). They were played on a bryston 4B-ST and a Bryston Pre-pro. I liked them overall but did find they were quite directional (you'd best be sitting in the sweet spot). I had a definate sense that these speakers were designed to play loud as they had a kind of potential forcefulness lingering behind the sound. They did the lower frequency rock stuff well by making things distinct but not overdoing it (Ie not separating the sounds out so much that it doesn't sound "alternativy"). I did however find that the (the vocals) were submerged into the music and didn't really stand out as well given the drums and the rest of the guitar that was going on. I kind of lost the vocals if that made sense. The vocals also were a little thin and the cymbals/chymey things didn't quite sound "right". So then I tried a PMC speaker (I've misplaced the model unfortunately but it retailed for 3200 Canadian and was about 5 feet high with quite a thin profile. It had an open rectangle for the transmission line at the bottom and "looked" rather diminutive for a floor standing speaker. If someone could help with the model number I'd appreciate) It was contrastingly quite a bit smaller than the Tannoy. It was played on a McIntosh Amp and I don't recall the pre-pro. In any case vocals on it stood right in the forefront of the sound, they had a much thicker quality. It also had (to my ear) noticably more real and accurate sounding cymbals and high end electric guitar though these seemed to have just a tad less emphasis than the vocals. While I found the vocals and high end instrumentals quite pleasing but noted that the lower end guitar and drum work while very accurate was definately lacking in power and emphasis relative to the vocals which almost washed them out a little. Essentially the exact opposite of the Tannoy S-10s and they also seemed much less sensative to listener placement. Following this I went to American Sound where I auditioned the PSB Goldi and several members of the totem line. If there's any interest I'll post my thoughts on thes. I was hoping for some feedback as to whether people had found similar things to what I mentioned regarding the above two speakers.