2 Questions?

It has been pointed out to me by some posters here, that generally higher-end speakers are not so forgiving with poorly recorded music much of what seems to be 70 - 80's era rock.

Room treatments aside (and without cutting holes in my walls to vent my speakers outside as some have suggested).
I am looking for some advice from others about what speakers have worked well with this situation?

Currently running  Roon Nucleus through a W4S 2v2SE Dac tethered to CODA CSiB V1 configuration  
(150 w @ 8 ohm) integrated amp.  $3,000 ceiling, give or take.

Second question: Is there a decent quality speaker switch that I could hook up to my amp to simply toggle between two sets of speakers? My amp has 2 speaker outputs on the back but no A/B switch to change from one set of speakers to the other.

I see there inexpensive switches offered that have limited power ratings (eg: 100 watts per channel). Are these sufficient for doing the job? Will these switches have a negative effect on sound quality? Thanks.

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I will check this all out, Thanks Eric
Thank you for your suggestion Eric
I'm unsure about DSP and how it works, let alone how to create "Presets"
I struggle enough these days with all the newer technology.

At one time I ordered a USB mic and downloaded Roon EQ Wizard.
I couldn't make hide nor hair out of it. I returned the Mic... 

Excellent steakster, (hmm, makes me think about BBQing tonight!:-)
I will read this post as soon as I get a chance.

Eric, I see you also recommend Monitor Audio speakers frequently (do you work for Audio Advisor?)
What're your thoughts on their Gold 200 model for my aforementioned set-up? 

Hey Eric,

Finally, have a bit of time to play with Roon, so by the "Lower One" you refer to in the Parametric EQ, that would be "Q" so set that to 5. Then the "Upper One" the "Frequency" at 100.
How about the middle one "Gain" where do you suggest this to be set?
Before bugging you I did Google this, but not a lot of information on this so it seems.
Thanks for the suggestion & the help!

Great advice, thanks Eric, I'll bone up on this soon as I can.

I saw a set of brand new Golds for 1/2 price and was thinkin'...
Thanks hshifi,
Oddly enough I was running a pair of Goldenear ForceField 4 (10") subs which I sold. It seems, at least for 2 channel listen, my Martin Logan Spires with a frequency response of  29–23,000 Hz ±3dB along with the 10" woofer already on board, produced more than sufficient base. I am considering downsizing to either bookshelf or smaller floor stander which may lead me back to subs?