I had a chance to listen to the KEF Q900 today and although it was good, I could not tell whether it had a wide soundstage or even if the sound was forward enough for me. I tried to crank up the volume but still did not get the wow factor from them. When I went in I thought that I would fall in love with these but left out feeling I should listen to other speakers before I spend my money.
I have a feeling that I don't have an ear for these sort of things. I went to another store and listened to the Martin logan motion 40 again something was missing. Then switched to B&W CM9, these were nice, I could feel the wide soundstage, but too expensive. I also thought of trying out the energy CF50, although sounded good but not wide enough as the B&W.
Then I went to the budget speaker section and played the Pioneers, again did not care for it much. Played the Klipsch F series, did not care for it. and then played the polk tsi, again felt that this is the kind of sound that I like, it immediately comes to you, is bright, clear whatever the word is. it just jumps at you. But don't know if it has a wide soundstage or not as it was in an isle and I could not step back.
I have not looked into the B&W, do their entry level line also sound the same as the CM9? any recommendations, where would the emptek 55ti fall between these speakers.
Do the RTIA7 would give the same wide soundstage as the CM9.