Although it's been about 6 months since i demoed these... I still remember being impressed with the sound of these. Wharfedale EVO40 I liked the design with the tapered rear end of it. The sound was nice and open and airy.
If you can Noel, seek out some place to audition these.. it might be difficult.. but worth a listen I think.
read this review
to compare three floorstanders in similar price range.