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Pdreher's recommendationof using the SHL5 + sub (Or M30.1 + sub) will do the trick. First, I'd try without using a sub to see if are satisfied with the bass response.
Having said that, if you are not, I do wonder how much better it will get with
the 40.1s and I'm sure they'll fill your space quite well and it is nice to not have to deal with a sub at all.
I also agree that you have plenty of power for the Harbeths.
Keep us posted,
Hm, seems like my first attempt did not post.
This weekend I drove to Phoenix and bought Frank's flawless Proac 2.5s. I had not thought I'd ever find a good pair, and that's when I started looking at other speakers ;to replace the One SCs for my larger house. Harbeth was the only speaker I felt was better than the Proac, possibly a little more refined, smoother, and with more resolution. But I do love the Proacs' voicing and musicality. When this pair became available I pulled out the stops to get them, and just brought them home Monday. I have not been able to set them up yet, but expect them to fill my large space nicely, and plan to get a sub as well. So though it would have been nice to get some Harbeths, the expense was going to be a factor, and I was able to afford the 2.5s now. I'm pretty content.
Thanks for asking,
I've owned the Harbeth Compact 7ES3 and the Monitor 30.1, and while they are head and shoulders above many of the speakers I've owned, I keep going back to the late 90s Proacs. Just love the voicing of the Response series being driven by a good tube amp. To me, you made the right decision going with a mint Response 2.5.