QUOTE(A.B.D. @ Jul 7 2019, 12:31 AM)
hey guys thanks for the recommendations. i listened to kef q150, q350, monitor audio bronze 2, elac debut b6.2, elac unifi ub5 but didn't like them enough to part with the money, although they were all really good speakers. didn't get a chance to listen to klipsch rp600m though.
i liked sonus faber's entry level chameleon b but the bass was weak and it wasn't designed for that anyway. next level models were too expensive for me. and i guess they are also designer furniture grade speakers so some of the purchase price goes into that.
in the end i stretched beyond my budget and bought display unit proac studio 118. they are entry level proac but has the type of clarity and bass that i was searching for. and i'm not really an audiophile so it's going to be good enough for me for a very long time.
these speakers will replace mordaunt-short ms20i, now 20+ years old, which to my ears are very clear on instruments and vocals and has imaging and separation to the point different sounds and their position could easily be identified on certain tracks i heard. maybe a lot of speakers do this, but i'm not exposed enough. bass was not too insufficient especially in a small room, but when compared to tower speakers it became clear a lot of low end part of the music are missing. they were not expensive speakers, around rm900 in the mid-late 90s so imo they're really impressive for what they cost.
Gorgeous! Enjoy your new speaker.