I've got a pair of these and I love them.... they're a great match with the Cambridge Audio 650A....
I'd add though that it's important to get them on some decent speaker stands to really hear them at their best... in my case Partington Broadsides... and then further to fill each outer leg with 2kg of atabites... so 8kg per stand.... this helps the stands couple with the floor (or in my case the granite chopping boards - as the room they're set up in has a suspended floor) and thus extend the base.
When I auditioned these I also tried the Castle Knight 5's which I liked BUT found them to sound slow?! Though I believe that was due to the poor acoustics of the audio T audition room (in Enfield): the representative had explained that the alcove in the back of the room was creating standing waves... anyways... that potential purchase has long passed...
May not be ideal but what speakers are ideal for every different listener. Your top rated Q Acoustics 2020 I recently listened to and to my ears the sound was at best average and I certainly could not listen to them for any long period. The Castles are probably more for those who like the finish and the neutral sound. The Castles are very expensive and I would prefer floor mounted speakers which would be even more expensive. Look forward to hearing the rest of the Castle range with a view to possibly replacing a set of Castle Severn 11's.
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