KEF LS50 plans scuppered. Alternative speakers?
I had planned on updating my hifi and building it around some LS50, but the look and no grills rule it out. My current system is a marantz cd6003 and pm6004 amp with a denon dnp720ae streamer. My speakers are ms avanio 1-xr. I'm ok to spend around £1000 on speakers and will change the amp if needed to a roksan kandy or arcam a19.
My room is 26' x 12' with the speakers firing across the short dimension. The speakers need to be close to the wall. What about Neat Motive 3 or something like that?
Any suggestions, appreciate it is a broad brief! Don't try to convince me about the look of the LS50s they don't cut it with me or the missus!!