I'm looking for some ideas for speakers to go with the following system.
Clearaudio Concept TT, Musical Fidelity M1 DAC (using PC as source) and an M3i amplifier which is an imminent purchase.
Budget is around £1000 and I'm open to stand mount or floor standing speakers
The room is approx. 3.5 x 4.5 metres and contains the usual living room furnishings.
The speakers will be located fairly close to the longer wall (solid brick), about 30cm gap maximum.
Ideally the speakers need to be quite aesthetically pleasing (Other half likes B&W CM series, grilles off).
Music tastes are pretty wide ranging but mostly soul, funk, prog rock, bit of electronica.
Have listened to CM5 with Roksan and CM8 with Arcam, Cyrus and Audio Analogue and I'm quite tempted by the CM5 but wonder how it will perform with my set up.
My local HiFi shop stocks the following along with MF, which would make things a lot easier
Monitor Audio, Totem, Focal, B&W, Spendor, ATC, Triangle and Proac, all within my budget give or take a bit.
Obviously I'm open to all suggestions, however auditioning could be tricky but I might be prepared to travel further if a 'match made in heaven' is suggested.
Thanks for any help, suggestions, comments.