i like infinity. i typically prefer them to most of the mainstream consumer brands like polk audio due to sound characteristics. i do say that loosely though, since different models of speakers even within the same brands differ dramatically.
drop by a best buy or frys and take a listen to a few brands. a quick listen of the same source will reveal a lot.
also check out some higher price point stuff at kellum, star power, and modia if you have time.
oh dont rule out internet only companies. a lot of brands out there like htd, elemental designs that make pretty nice stuff for good prices.
that being said, personally if i was spending $2000 on speakers, i'd buy used and seek out a higher end brand. spend about $1700 on the fronts and center then use the other $300 for the rears. you can probably find some paradigm reference v4 series speakers in that range that would have sold new for over $4000.
Last edited by momo stallion; 11-11-2010 at 06:34 PM.