My earlier attempt to get a wood-grained subwoofer that met my wife's decor requirements did not succeed. In fact, our listening room (living room) is smallish, maybe 24x12, and a sub is very prominent, wood-grained or not.
So now I am seeking recommendations for left and right speakers at around $500 for the pair. I will NOT have a sub (or any other speakers), so they should have reasonable bass. And they cannot be both large (floorstanding) and black. If they are floorstanding sized, they have to have some sort of wood grain, simulated is OK.
We mainly watch movies, but also listen to classical and jazz and rock. We listen at moderate volumes. We don't watch action movies much, and I don't need to hear all the details of the shots and explosions. My receiver is a Marantz, 50w/channel.
I currently have Advent 5012s, and they are OK, but I haven't been able to get them to sound as good as I'd like. I'm considering replacing them.
I was considering Axiom M22s. What else should I be looking at?