I just wanted to explain a problem I have whilst I have a demo pair of SHL5's in my home. My room is rather small, about 3.5x4m with very high ceilings - over 3.5m in height!
I'm struggling to get the balance of bass right with the SHL5, unfortunately due to space, my listening position is up against the long wall of the room, however, the speakers are positioned about 6-7ft apart, and about 50cm from the back wall.
I love the Harbeth sound, but the balance of bass is a real issue (in my room - obviously they're great speakers). It's all very deep and low, without any punch - it's difficult to distinguish bass notes on something bass heavy. Certain tracks also sound quite bright to my ears - however, my room is quite heavily furnished... large 3 seater sofa with heavy cushions, a leather arm chair, and various other soft furnishings throughout.
Now it's got me thinking perhaps the C7ES3 would be a better match in my room? I'm just worried that I'll lose the 'scale' with the C7ES3 that I get on certain tracks with the SHL5.
I listen to a wide range of music, from folk and classical, to techno and electronica.
I've attached a rough photo so you can get an idea.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.