I am currently building out my basement recreation room. It's a large L-shaped space, which incorporates a small game room (14' x 12') in the "foot" of the L. Next to that is an area where in the future I will build a bar. There will be two speakers in the ceiling for ambient music in this area. My current concern is the rec room proper, next to this area, which forms a 20 x 20 x 9 space. Due to the layout, it's not a true home theater. My only option is going with ceiling speakers. For real quality stereo listening, I have pre-wired the main wall (which will be finished in real stone, and have a large screen TV - plan on the Sony Bravia 77" OLED 4K - above a Modern Flames electric fireplace). I plan to acquire - if I can finally afford them - a pair of Harbeth 30.2s (made in England). Paired with a Synthesis amp (made in Italy) these are the best sounding speakers for stereo I have ever heard, bar none.\n\nThat said, I am looking for now to find the best choice for surround sound and stereo listening, with most of the time them being used for movie surround sound.\n\nThe problem I have run into is the only venues for them are the Magnolia centers at our local Best Buys. I have been to all four locations, but none have the B&W 7.5 S2s set up. Three have the ML Vanquish set up (a pair, not three with one as center). But only the square reference 7.3s. Honestly, they sound a touch muffled when compared with the ML Vanquish set. The closest thing they appear to have to listen to for the two-way round speakers are a pair of CCM682s. Those sound quite good. But I wonder how the 7.5 S2s sound in comparison. While they are nice, in my opinion the 7.3s are a touch on the muffled side and thus not worth their $1,800 a piece price tag. I thought the Vanquishes, which run $1,600 a piece sounded better. Still pricey though. I'm looking for feedback on tbe 7.5 S2s because they are only $800 per.\n\nAnyway. Would appreciate any feedback from those who know these speakers.