My Tannoys are very musical, but a bit bright. I am happy with them but I was "spoilt" by listening so some great setups at Audio Classics, in great sound rooms. Some McIntosh speakers, B&W and a pair of Klipsch RF-7 II's that were very nice but I keep hearing I won't like the horn tweeter : (
In any event, I would prefer to buy from Audio Classics as they will trade with me, sell demo or used, let me bring them home to try, and I'm only a few miles away (not to mention I'm lucky enough to literally see McIntosh Labs across the river from my house.) There is a limit to what I can afford or will buy even if I could afford it. Audio Classics can do Tannoy, B&W, Klipsch and Legacy among others. I was going to look seriously at Legacy until I saw some of the prices, ouch.
I will be playing about 50% blues, 20% classical and 30% rock/pop..etc. I would not rule out a subwoofer. I would like a big soundstage please
I would like to be $3,000 or under and I figure I can get more responses on other forums, but you folks are most likely using the amp I will be using and you've all been pretty helpful. Any suggestions or advice is recommended.