Just to say i was and still am very suprised as to why the above mentioned speakers got their 5 stars.
Is it the amount B&W sponser What Hi FI Sound and Vision.
Is it that they produce a safe honest sound with no real thrills.
or is it that What Hi Fi as like other mags and web sites have there hands tied or are even beaten if they dare to bite the very hand that feeds them.
My advise is to read take the pinch of salt and read again. then listen to the 5 star branded speakers. Salt can be washed away with a fine wine or beer unlike a huge dent in your wage packet. Oh yes im so sorry i didn,t give you any alternatives. Focal jm lab chorus 706v Focal jm Lab chorus 806v Usher s-520 Regards simon again its only an opinion