Disappointed after auditioning speakers - hoping for suggestions
I'm looking for speakers to partner with the Naim Unity in a small (4mx4m) room: a second system.
We listen to music from the very earliest (Leonin, Perotin, Hildegard...) through medieval, baroque, classical, romatic, minimal, folk to popular (Muse, Radiohead...).
So far, we have listened to a few dealer suggestions:
Tannoy DC6 SE (a bit too big, wonderfully integrated sound but a bit warm and confortable; make early music sound classical)
Neat Motive 2 (probably the right physical size but a boring, uninvolved sound that is just nothing like "being there")
ATC SCM11 (Not enough detail, especially in chamber music, and gets confused by complex percussion)
(second hand) Focal Chorus 807V (Plenty of detail for chamber music, but really could not live with the brittle upper frequencies for modern music)
And so I'm disappointed in not having been impressed by modern speaker design in my £1000-ish budget.
I guess what I'd like is something with the integrated sound of the Tannoys but with more detail (but not as much as the Focals) and a smaller size.
Just reading the reviews, I see the Monitor Audio Gold GX50, the PMC Twenty 22 and the Spendor SA1 (with their very expensive custom stands) as possibilities for my next excursion to the dealers. I was wondering if there is something obvious I've missed, or something the assembled experts here can suggest so I can home in on someting we like before the enthusiasm wears off .