I am broadly considering the following speaker manufacturers:
My plan is to use bookshelf models and rely on sub for deep bass.
I seem to be gravitating to B&W and KEF although I have not completed my demos of the other speaker manufacturers listed above.
I have narrowed down the list to three:
KEF R300 - $1800
KEF 201/2 - $6000
If money was no object then I would go with KEF 201/2, but money needs to be part of the equation. I think the best value of the three is definitely the R300. However, I think that B&W 805D sounds better. It costs more, but I am not sure it is worth it. I think the KEF 201/2 sounds better than B&W 805D, particularly in lower bass. However, I am not sure the additional improvement in sound quality is worth the additional cost.
I would appreciate any thoughts from the forum who may have gone through this analysis.