As mentioned in another thread our hi-filives in a smallish dining room (about 4m x 3.5m) which we are just making over and it has to be massively decluttered. For a while now I've been using ProAc Mini Towers which replaced Tablette Supers I'd had for years and then the first Tablettes before that. I'd been using a Paradigm 10" sub with the Mini Towers as they lack low bass and that sounded fine. I like the ProAc mid/treble but just can't afford their slightly larger models with more bass.
I am really trying to lose the sub but keep the bass so hadtried Acoustic Energy 109s on their ownlast year which were just too boomy on the bass even with the rear ports plugged with foam.... also bit unrefined compared to the ProAcs.
The speakers have to be near the rear wall and close to corners so any ported design really needs a front port and I don't seem to like sealed boxes as much. Tried some Castle speakers last year (bland) plus a pair of Ruark Sabres (not too bad but a bit "boxy").
I've wondered if Mission 751 or 751F might do from reading about them.
Any other ideas for some slim floorstanders or smaller standmounts that would come for £200 used on a good day? They also need to be in oak, cherry or possibly black.
I'm more than happy to take a chance buying a used pair and listening for a few weeks before selling on if they don't suit.