Im sure this has been covered many times but on a quick search nothing recent came up.
I have just just sold my set of original B&W DM601 speakers which have been my main L/R for a home theatre/Music listening system.
In auditioning a number of new Bookshelf speakers I haven’t found many that I like better than my old DM601s. The new B&W 607/606 and Elac B6.2 being the exception. Most had better bass but less ingageing and not as precise.
Ive tried Dali Zensor
Monitor Audio Bronze and silver
are there others I should look at? Or has speaker technology not made much progress since my old DM601 speakers?
the 7009 is good for ht, mediocre for music !
there's one on tardme at the moment for the fantasy price of $1699 !
that's plain silly for a 4 generation old unit, $5-600 is more realistic.
if you want a musical sounding avr that won't break the bank, look for a used rotel avr-1550.