From the looks of things... Ascend 340 ... $698 with stands, Rocket 550's or 1000's... or maybe both... the 550's are $999, the 1000's are $2800... and the Onix Ref 3's at $4500 Retail, though a lot less for all the Rockets in a system...
And possibly some Swan's... they look to have some new designs coming out.
The Ref 3's are in here to provide a base... I have compared them to the Legacy Focus (Which I was all set to buy) at $6800 and the B&W 801 Nautilus, and I ended up preferring the Ref 3's to either...
With 5 or 6 speakers in the mix, this will be no simple test... we will use the same Mcintosh amp ... and mono testing, all blind, of course.
As this goes on, we may add a subwoofer into the system, which is a snap with the Mcintosh.
Remember, this is a HOBBY