Good afternoon Youthman,
Thanks for your very timely reply and advice. Great considerations. I'm certainly following your law of diminishing return. This is my consideration completely. I really enjoy quality sound and picture, but there is also a point when an extra thousand dollars does not gain you much at all in terms of increased audio or picture quality, SPL, imaging, etc. I'm trying to identify the best value for my dollar given, I must admit, I might tend to kick myself if I don't end up with the "best" in the end. That's when I tend to let the better get in the way of that point of dininishing return philosophy again. Somebody stop me please!!!
I will certainly try to locate a local Klipsch dealer in the Kalamaoo/Grand Rapids area, contact them to see if they have the models in store I might be interested in, and give them a try. I've enjoyed Paradigm in the past, but always felt they lacked a bit of high end clarity I believe Klipsch brings to the table. I hadn't even considered the Heritage series, but I will look into the line further. Is there a down and dirty sound characteristics differentiation or focus someone might be able to summarize for each of the Klipsch lines? RF, Ultra 2's, Heritage, etc? I know many of you out there have heard, and probably owned, more than one of the Klipsch lines and can provide a summary from personal experience.
I certainly enjoy you all enjoy helping others spend their money. :0) I can relate, although this time the joke is on me it appears. Looking forward to a superb, no regrets, HT when all is said and done.....if there ever is such a thing. Thanks in advance folks!