yea that was a terrible idea I had concerning stacking speakers at the same time...tried it and wasn't amazing at all.
Well after listening to the Kefs for a couple of days, i'm between the fence . I'm having trouble enjoying listening to songs on them , seems like the details are turning me off instead of immersing me in. Guitar have a bit too much treble, and it unbalances the rest of the music that's playing. Not too mention that they don't have the best lower range punch other speaker have. In the last few years I tried several speakers and I haven't fell in love with any:
- polk rti towers great presence but lack a lot of mids and clarity
- klipsch RP if i remember correctly (hated them)
- Energy RC (boring and too warm)
- Bose 201 (found them good first but than noticed they had no soundstage and terrible imaging)
- polk rti4 (same as the towers no mids and clarity)
- energy take classic (great for HT , but can't be used for music at all)
Surprinsingly my most pleasant listening experience came from
- Vizio Soundbar (with made me replay songs over and over without getting bored or irritated)
- Edifier 1850 (with are not a HIFI device but had pleasant balanced very clear too)
I have yet to try any Wharfedale Diamond, B and W, Dynamo , and Elac, but my hopes are getting lower + I can't power efficiently some of them with my Yamaha (like the Elac) . Maybe my ears can only be pleased with 2000 and above speakers, and a few surprising low budget entry class models that trick my ears and make me enjoy the experience(Vizio, Edifier)...
For now i'll try the Kef q100 for another week to see if my ears adapt and perhaps they burn in...don't want to give up on them yet...and a guy wanted to sell me a pair of Kef q100 + a BIC F12 for 450 CDN ! with is like 250 US! so i might return the online ones and buy them back from him if I decide to keep them ( can always resell them higher later
I also saw Wharfedale Diamond 9.1 for 100 on the net but have to look them up (reviews and all before trying)