Harbeth (SHL5 plus or 30.1) or Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor M
I am on the quest for my final speaker purchase ever. It will be used for 2 channel music. My room is not that big, round about 30 ft x 18 ft. My requirements are for a warm sounding, not harsh nor treble biased sound. I've had Dynaudio Focus 160 and B&W CM9s before and I found that they both had good detail, they lacked integration of sound. I could hear the various instruments which were well isolated but I just did not enjoy the sound. It was transparent, but at the same time found it a little harsh and fatiguing. I have done quite a bit of research and for a budget of circa $3000, I'm thinking of Harbeth or Sonus Faber. I will audition and see for myself if they can produce a warm yet detailed, smooth and non-harsh sound, which are an enjoyable listen rather than for analysis of the music.
My dealer has Harbeth (P3ESR, PSSHL5 plus or 30.1) or Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor M are for sale used condition locally. They might fit the bill?
What do you guys think?