Ahh, I'm familiar with the review as it formed part of my decision making and shortlist.CnoEvil said:Fascinating review here: https://pmc-speakers.com/sites/default/files/attachments/twenty5-24%20review%20HiFi%20Critic%20Sept%2017.pdf
It seems they don't measure flat, but are forgiving and sound very engaging when paired well....and have decent headroom, when paired with expensive kit.
I know from experience that Kef Refs can be fussy...and even though the New Series are a bit easier to match than what I've got....it doesn't take much to push them into sounding a bit hifi and a little analytical.
Have you tried the new PMC range with your amp cno? Give it a go you may be surprised - i recall auditioning a pair of 20.23 s and was unimpressed. They lacked richness and bass - opposite to the new range.