After a year of reading coutless speaker reviews and seeking advice from forum members I finally went for the KEF ls50.
I demoed a pair for literally 10 mins and loved the sound - detailed, smooth and great bass without being overbearing. On my journey I listened to:
PMC 21, 23, GB1i
Neat (sound mount - forgot the model)
For the money, the KEF's will be difficult to beat and I couldnt justify spending an extra £1600 on the B&Ws (inc stands).... I wasnt convinced I would be getting anything extra.
They sound even better at home and they havent even been broken in yet .... my music sounds tighter, faster and fun.
I'll enjoy the KEFs for a while before I think about upgrading the amp.
These speakers should be on everyones audition list if they are after a pair of standmounters under £1000 .... I wouldnt be surprised if KEF increased the price.