Hey Bob!!! as you know, I bought the 2809 along with the Denon 1800BD....I've pretty much auditioned all the speakers my ears can take! about 12-13 different brands. Only two stood out, they were the Paradigm Studios and the Monitor Audios (ok maybe three, if I include Totems). I'll likely go for the M80/Epic500. Presently using the 10 watt speakers in the Samsung right now! Wondering whether I should go wood veneer or not.
Yah, we are now veterans lol. Funny, I don't feel that old.
A person convinced against their will is of the same opinion still.