On Uncle Eric's recommendation I've just got a new pair of M&K 1610s and coupled them with an M&K VX100 sub (bought second-hand - but pristine - from Adzman, thanks Adam). Even though the 1610s aren't run in yet, I think they're wonderful - a really pure, clean and uncoloured sound, which is exactly what I wanted as mostly I use them for listening to music. Piano notes - which I think are the severest test of hifi - are as clear as a bell. For such small speakers they have astonishing presence. I'm still playing with the sub settings and placement for the optimum result. The moral of this story is - listen to Eric, he knows what he's talking about! Regards to everybody.