I used to own Kef Reference Model One, and have since gone through various cheaper speakers but I still wonder what it would be like to go back to Kef Reference. I'm currently using Q700's and they're good. Not too pretty though and I know something more natural is possible. I'm dismissing the R series on the basis of being rear ported throughout the range and because what I heard at the Manchester Show was a tad too clinical for me. So, although they are ludicrously expensive, the reference range seam like the only possible upgrade path for me. Are they really that much better than the Q's or the 'R's? Obviously I would audition first, but it would be quite a treck to the nearest reference dealer so would be interested to know what other people have thought before making a journey.