This is my first post. A few years I auditioned a number of speakers in the £1,500 to £2,500 price range including a model from Totem, Neat SE2, Focal Electa standmounts (used), Spendor floorstanders, PmC standmounts and Proac DB1, DB3 and Falcon Acoustic LS3/5As. Electronics in the auditions were a 272 and 250DR. This was quite a time consuming process but unfortunately in the previous 6 months I had made a bit of mess of choosing speakers and my wife suggested I slowed down and did the thing properly. Basically the new house I moved into had suspended wooden floors and however hard I tried I couldn’t get the bass on the Dynaudio Focus 110 which I owned under control. I hastly replaced them with some used Kudos C10s which I found too bright (at one point I was considering carpeting the ceiling), followed by some ATC SCM19s which in many respects were very good but to my eyes were really rather ugly and I found I had to crank up the volume on my amp to get them to sing.
Anyway in conclusion I bought the Proac DB1 and am very happy with them. To my ears these are well balanced, attractive, very rhythmic without being edgy or bright and I have been able to listen to my hifi for hours at a time with little fatigue. The DB3s were OK but it was easy to hear where the extra money had gone on the DB1. My speaker stands are Partington Dreadnoughts and they sit on pieces of slate due to the suspended wooded floors. The rest of the system is a NDX/XPS2/282/200/HiCap. The room is broadly 4m square.
I hope this helps.