Tannoy Kensington Se vs. Sonus Faber Cremona M

Just wondering who has had the opportunity to compare these two speakers! My room is about 17 x 13 but is open on the back ( behind my listening area )through a halfwall to a much larger area. I have no local dealers to audition either speaker. I listen primarily to jazz, love female vocals, but do on occasion definately like to crank it up to some fairly high SPL's with a little R&Roll. Speakers would be on the long wall, and amp. pairing would be a Musical Fidelity Tri Vista 300. I must confess to liking speakers whose character is warm over analytical! Any help would be appreciated>
The Sonus are gems. Warm, organic, musical, but truthful capturing the emotion of music. I want them.....
I've listened to the Canterbury SE and a 12" PHY driver system both are wonderful with the PHY a bit more natural but doesn't have the bottom end or play as loud as the Canterburys. Try and have a listen to any PHY based speaker, once heard it's hard to listen to a multi driver speaker again.
(dealer disclaimer)
I would go for the SF even if I like the Tannoy better, but I listen a lot to classical music.....the Cremona is more "modern" sounding and will go very well with your amplification!
I agree with Jallen.... Listen to both, but Sonus for me does touch base with what music is all about. I don't think they are the last word in any single parameter...but somehow they do touch my musical sense.
Man, at that price range the dealers must come over and install either of them for couple of days in your home, why dont you call?

SF and Tannoy's arent the same, but both are worth to try out, before you make your mind, cos, you never know what you may like more.
I agree the SF would be more to your liking. Tannoys are great but they need tubes, even SETs.
i have owned the original Cremona (not the M) I now own the Tannoy Kensington SE
The Kensington are in another league. No multi driver speaker i have heard compares to the soundstage and naturalness of dual concentric speakers.
Both are musical speakers but the Tannoy is on another level entirely.

The Tannoy are also very unfussy in terms of amplifier and room placement. You do need to match your cables carefully as they can really show up weaknesses in your components.

Audition both but my personal experience on my hifi journey is that, the Tannoy are simply the most musically satisfying speakers i have ever heard. i would only swap them for a Canterbury or Westminster.

i am a big fan
Kensington waaayyyy better than Cremona M. remember that SF is not made by franco serblin anymore. Newer generation SF sound dry and harsh.