Small, punchy, fast 90s speakers?
I have a set-up comprised of older CD and amp (see my sig), which im perfectly happy with for now. I bought some MIssion 702 standmount speakers just to get it all setup. If youre not familiar, these are basically MIssion 701 but with the slightly larger driver that was later used in the 702e floorstander
I like the 'big' sound of the Missions, the treble, mid and upper bass are alright, but with faster stuff the mid to lower bass can get a bid muddled and isnt very punchy.
Ive been looking at alternatives in the speaker department, especially as the 702s are physically very large boxes for a small room too. I listen to anything from stuff like KIngs of Leon, the Killers, through to Leftfield and heavier stuff like Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, some dance music too, quite varied. id like to keep the qualities the 702s have, but get something punchier and more dynamic. I appreciate i would lose some deeper bass by moving to smaller boxes, this is ok as long as its not drastic.
Ive come up with:
Mordaunt Short MS20i Pearl, Mission 751, B&W601 (if manage to find some decent ones cheap enough)
any opinions on these, or any other suggestions? I do like the idea of Kef Q15, but dunno if theyd be too light in bass for some of my music tastes?
Thanks in advance!