Organic, musical and natural sounding speakers up to $12K
Getting a new place next year. Living room will be approx 12-14ft x 16-18ft x 10ft.
Getting a new system and am starting with speakers. Brands I have shortlisted (recommended from magazines and forums) are:
1) Audionote J or E
2) Spendor (model ?)
3) Harbeth (model ? - perhaps 30.2/40.1 or ?)
4) Devore (0/93 or 0/96?)
I auditioned Audionote and Harbeth briefly a few years ago. If I recall, Audionote was organic, musical and natural. Harbeth SHL5 plus was natural and musical...but don’t remember if they were more organic than the Audionotes.
HF extension/air is definitely not a priority for I find it often translates to tizz to my ears. I love a large soundstage - big full sound!
With the 4 brands, am I heading in the right direction? Any feedback from users would be greatly appreciated. I am open to other brands too.