What a fascinating hobby this is. So many great products out there to suit different tastes and environments. I guess we all agree on the source/amp selection given the platform we're on.
@Jezza, you kindly joined my posts on Guru speakers. I tried some LS50 last week and pretty swiftly concluded they would not work for me due to the strong rear ported bass output. Even in the dealer's demo room, within 0.5m of the rear wall they were unbearable for me (and the room was large, with a very high vaulted ceiling extending to 5-6 metres above.
About 1m from the back wall they sounded good, with bass boom diminished. My observations were that they are extremely focussed with a very narrow sweet spot in which to listen - almost like having giant headphones in the room if you're in the right place. Not much joy to be had outside of this if you go off-axis at all.
The physical size of the LS50 surprised me in the flesh - they look larger than the measurements suggest, especially the depth. On the finish, I am in total agreement the Titanium grey look fantastic and modern, and I'd have chosen these had they worked for me.
Having written off the possibility of hearing some Guru's anytime soon, I ended up with ATC SCM11's, which are a little larger than I'd have ideally liked. At the risk of being verbally flogged here, I have them sat on an Ikea storage cabinet, supported on isoacoustics studio monitor isolation stands. about 0.3 metres off the back wall and side wall across a 2.5m wide by 3.5m long room (study/home office). I'm wondering if I can fabricate, or more realistically have someone handy with a welder make for me, some custom stands that allow the top and bottom plates to reach under and over my storage cabinets. Notwithstanding my no doubt sub-optimal current setup, the SCM11's are very enjoyable. Bass is characterised by wonderful quality and texture over absolute quantity and extension. Mids and highs are crystal clear.
Glad you found something to suit you.