I have B&W CM1 / CM5 loudspeakers and Ovator 600’s.
The Ovators are mostly used to listen to Organmusic and singer / song writer kind of music in my home office and they suit that purpose very well. They seem to do 50% of the music extremely well, and 50% of the music sounds dull.
The drawback is that they have educated me on the downside of the B&W’s in my living. I miss detail using the B&W’s and I experience that horrible mid bass focus which I’ve noticed with most of the B&W loudspeakers.
To minimize the bass energy on certain frequencies, I move the B&W’s a metre into my room - in the midst of the walking path and then they sound O.K.
But I don’t like the idea of moving the loudspeakers all the time, and as mentioned before, I miss details.
Since I have a solid brick wall, I consider SBL’s. Having seen much photos on this site, I believe the SBLs would do it, against a solid wall and the width of the space is 4 metres which seems to be just right for them.
I’m pretty sure they will bring an improvement in the way that there is less bloated bass energy and more detail, but I’m reluctant to have loudspeakers in my livingroom which do 50% of the music right and 50% of the music sounds dull like the Ovators.
- the family will be happy with loudspeakers which are tucked away against the wall.
Any thoughts on my considerations?