Almost ready to puchase a pair of Vandersteen 2Ce Sig's and a friend suggested I listen to the Quad 22L. Room size is 12 x 13 x 8.5 (home office). I will power the speakers on a Music Reference 9 MkII and a Music Reference V pre amp. Music tastes range from classic to rock. I do not live near a Quad dealer so any comments or suggestions would be appreciated.
I don't like the fact that panel speakers are so dynamically soft and diffuse. Plus, they are ot coherent in that the back wave can cancel out the front wave. Vandersteen 2Ce Sigs are time and phase coherent. My opinon. You'll get lot of 'em here. Go with what moves your heart.
I would get the Vandersteens They are a sophisticated Boxless, Time alligned speaker that really come alive with the Music Refernce RM9 and pre. I have been selling and enjoying Vandies and Music Reference for 20 years Hope you enjoy Cheers Johnnyr
In such a small room you should stay away from 3-way speakers. Integration of the drivers will be difficult. Go with a 2-way speaker. Quad makes them, as do others. Try the Quad 21 floorstanders, for exaqmple.