Best warm-ish speakers for £1200 or so?
I'm looking for a warm-ish pair of speakers to replace my RS6s. The reason for the warm-ish requirement is the fact that I live in an open-plan flat with lots of shiny, reflective things and minimal soft furnishings. Even the RS6s sound a bit bass-shy sometimes.
They'll be used with Arcam A85 and CD192, Apple TV (or Sonos if I can convince myself) and a DAC of some sort. They'd have to be black or walnut, or they won't get the nod from the gaffer. To be fair, the current oak MAs stick out like a sore thumb and part of the reason for the upgrade is to get them matching the rest of the house.
I've been looking at RX8s, XTZ 99.36, KEF Q900, B&W 683 and a few others. I'd also happily have standmount and sub, I don't mind subs at all. Would DB1s plus a BK XLS200 sound half-decent or would the BK be outclassed?
Any and all suggestions welcome, except for 'get rid of the Arcam stuff and buy Actives' I might change the Arcam stuff, but I do like having boxes, so not going the Active route yet.