Well after having Monitor 5b's for the last 18 years, I finally got to hook-up my new CRS+ last night and give em' a listen.....HOLY CRAP! I new it would be a step up from the 5's, but these things are on a whole new level. I was really concerned about a lack of bass in my rather large room, but these things put out bass in droves for their size and it is quick and punchy with good low-end extension. I couldn't be happier. I knew the soundstage would be large after reading all of the comments, but what really impresses me is the eveness of the staging from the left to the right, there just aren't any "holes" in the image. Now I can't wait until Friday when I will be upgrading my 60x2 Parasound to a 200x2 Aragon....:D
Thanks to this forum for all of the insight and patience, and to rskarvan (and Hoosier 21) for the great little speakers.
I really wanted these as a stopgap until I got a pair of the larger SDA's, but I will be very content listening to these bad-boys until a pair of 2.3's show up in my back yard (Idaho, ya right).