My bad then. Yes, the Focal speakers sure look nice. But since he has tried Dynaudio, B&W, Dali before, I really think the Rotel amplifier is to blame. My opinion of course. Or room issues, listing taste. Rotel has a tendency to sound thin in the sound, but very dynamic and punchy in the bass. So that is Rotel’s strong point. I also read he thought Marantz sounded very thin, bright with the speakers he tried. That to me sound very strange. I really hope finds the correct speakers he likes, hopefully before the Easter kicks in. Nothing like listening to some music during the Easter holidays. Good luck @gasolin.Think you misunderstood my post Helix, I wasn't suggesting gasoline move up to floorstanders as I don't think he has the space, but I did suggest he may have to go with a physically bigger speaker and think he doesn't want to spend more than £600 from what I gather which is why I suggested SH Focal Aria 906, they are probably the nicest sounding speaker I've ever heard for under £1000.