I am new to this but a long time subscriber to the magazine, I am looking to upgrade the speakers on my present system, which is a Cyrus 8 CD - 8 vs amp -2x smart power plus's & 2x pxr power supply regulators, the iffy part is the speaker choice, I demo'd n bought Kef Q1's with the system, but having then got them home I have never really been that happy with the sound. I am now in a position to upgrade to something better & the obvious choices according to all the reviews seem to be the B&W 805's or the wilson benesh square 1's.
I have a large (ish) 7m x5m open plan living area where the system lives with a granite tiled floor & very little in the way of soft furnishings. the system is racked on the Cyrus Hark rack & I use Cyrus interconnects, the speakers are bi wired with Chord Odessey cable. My main problem with demo ing any replacements is the fact that all the dealers have deep pile carpets, sofa's etc in their demo rooms & I cant seem to get a feel for how it may sound in my place, any ideas ?