I am in the process of upgrading my audio system - current system consists of Perreaux separates, Squeezebox (for flac/MOG access), Sony 555ES CD player + some large (prototype) custom speakers. Currently looking at replacing the speakers as they are a bit dated and waf is not so good.
A long time ago I owned some KEF 104ab's and when I bought them they were highly regarded (similar to old Rodgers/Spendor designs). However I realize that speaker design has come a long way in 30 years and am looking at current alternatives. The new KEF LS50 (and R300 series) have been getting good reviews so that's something I'd want to consider - especially as I remember liking the 104's
FWIW I've always had a high regard for Polk as a company and the LSIM703 seems to be popular (and is priced about the same as the LS50). I know there is no substitute for a real listening test, but it's not easy to compare various speakers in different rooms/setups etc.
Can anyone here who has owned the 703's for a while add any insights here - I'd also be curious re what other speakers you considered prior to purchase of the Polk 703s.