Sonor would be my choice as well and your back will thank you , that you didn't choose Pearl.
Bingo!!!!I have extensive experience with Pearl Reference series drums. IME they are inconsistent. They can be great if the shells you get are great. They can also be rubbish. I have played many bad Reference drums. (I used to operate amongst heavy Pearl dealership) I have only heard one Delite snare I would not buy.
Sonor IMO is a far greater brand. Think Ferrari to Ford.
Oh and forget Gretsch. They can't even be bothered to make their own shells. WTF is up with that? They are not a drum company. They just sell them.
I have grown to prefer putting the two mounted toms on a stand that is next to the bass drum.I'm currently deciding between BD rosette vs virgin BD,
but not because of the virgin drum, but thinking of setting up and carrying matters...)