Looking at the R2000
Some time ago Epson lent me an R3000 for a review, and just recently an R2000
I was expecting the R3000 to be clearly better in B&W performance, but was pleasantly surprised by the B&W quality of prints made with good colour icc profiles (~3k patches measured on an i1 iSis and processed with i1Profiler).
I'd suggest that fine tuning the choice of illuminant when building the profiles could give even better B&W, if you wanted to experiment, but if you were using kit like this I'd suspect you'd go for the multiple black ink solution
I'd still pick the R3000 for overall use, but the R2000 turned out some excellent prints with the gloss coat.
If anyone's curious, I've written up some details at:
bye for now