Not especially, in my view, as no single measure is vital. Rather like a good recipe, the skill is in the overall design and execution, not the individual ingredients.
I think it's extremely important to have large bass drivers in order to portray the sense of a very large space - such as a concert hall or church. These large spaces support very low frequencies, which most speakers can't reproduce. You won't know that these sounds are present unless your speakers are genuinely "full-range".
Great video and interesting technology in these studio monitors.
However, they are studio monitors designed for use by mixing enginerers and not for audiophiles listening at home using the mix that the engineer finished up with and released to the streaming service companies and CD / vinyl pressing companies.
My own experience with studio monitors is - leave them in the studio and buy good domestic speakers for use at home. They are designed with different markets in mind and best to use each type in their intended markets. Peter
Listen to some Klipsch Forte IVs. Amazing with classical (and everything else!)@cotes-du-rhone My office is the same size as your room and I listen to classical music a lot when I work. I also go and hear/see a lot.
I had P3ESR, but then put together a system comprising Raidho X1, REL S/2 and Cambridge Audio CXA81.
It was superb, very small footprint and cost me £4K total.
The X1 have amazing clarity and tone, very good top end and never fatiguing. They say they use the same ribbon tweeter in their £250,000 speakers. They barely do anything below 80Hz, so you need a good, small subwoofer.
Nowadays I might go for the CA EVO 150.
I've only heard the smaller heresy and the cornwall trounced them. I couldn't live with the Heresy at all, far too coloured for me but the Cornwall had some real merit.And Klipsch make much smaller speakers than the Cornwalls that also work well close to a wall........
I would personally keep to speakers that will work in a smaller room. I perhaps would be looking at smaller active's.(my living room is 3.5 x 4!).
It is with some trepidation I ask for advice here.
The internet is full of the latest and greatest ever, often at very modest prices, but age and ill health really precludes months of touring dealers.
I downsized the house before the pandemic and although my Beauhorn virtuosos work really well in their new tiny listening space, they are visually obtrusive, so I’d like to replace them with something smaller, preferably that doesn’t have to be a meter from the nearest wall (my living room is 3.5 x 4!).
I already have a smaller 2nd system which is Spendor SA1s with a Bel Canto DAC2.5/Ref500 combo. This sounds ok, but is no substitute for the Beauhorns.
I listen to R3 and QoBuz through Roon and have a legacy LP12 and Marantz CD80 for records and cds. I only listen to classical music, whether symphonic, chamber, opera or lieder. I have neighbours, so listening levels are not high.
To me, the Beauhorns present a realistic impression of the performance (not from the front rows of course…) with a sound that is powerful or delicate as required. I never hear the loudspeakers themselves unless I am stood by one. There is a good stable image left to right and some height. I discern no depth of image, but then I don’t remember that from live music either!
I don’t have much experience of other peoples equipment. My only longer term exposure is to my son’s Alexia/Audio Research stuff, which is deeply impressive, but which I feel brutally assaulted by every time I hear it.
So, suggestions please, for smaller floorstanders, or standmounts, and suitable amplification that you think might suit me. Before the pandemic, dealers introduced me to Audio note, Linn and Kef active, none of which pleased me much. I did hear some Klipsch loudspeakers I thought I could have lived with, but they hardly met the size reduction brief!