From the OP:By the way, how big is your room anyway? Your concern about the Oberons might be unwarranted, and the 606 also need some room behind them.
Dali Oberon 3 then….? 🤔Thanks for your thoughts guys.
I've been doing a bit more digging around, and seen a few comments that allude to the idea that the Dali Oberon 5s maybe too much speaker for a room I have. I have since been looking at the B&W 606 S2 Anniversary Edition. Apparently the B&Ws pair quite well with the Rega Brio rainsoothe mentioned above.
Since my original post I've been able to increase my budget to £2k. So at the moment, I'm considering:
B&W 606 S2 AE
Bluesound Node Gen 3
Theres a local dealer not that far from me who stocks all 3 items. When the new Bluesound comes out this month, I'll enquire if, due to my condition, they'd be willing to come to an arrangement to let me home audition.
In theory, do the listed items/set up sound workable, or is there anything not right I'm not aware of; compatibility, amp/power pairing eg.
This made me laugh..😁 Your experience chimes with mine. I’ve never heard a B&W speaker that I didn’t find bright…The B&Ws made me feel like when my sister used to bring my then 3yr old, unruly nephew around to visit....I couldn't wait to see the back of him, he gave me a headache, as did the B&Ws