15k USD Speakers for Classical and Pop Extended Listening, Near setup, Low volume

Dear Audiophiles,

I am looking for some speakers for my home office. Speakers would be place 6ft from me on either side of my desk. Speakers will be 8 ft apart.

I love classical music and pop. I am looking for speakers for extended listening at not very high volume. They should be warm and non fatiguing.

I am currently considering following speakers:

1. Monitor Audio Gold 300

2. ATC SCM40

3. Kef R7 Meta

Do you have any other suggestions. Thanks and appreciate your help!



I have the Argon one’s and a similar listening situation.I am using them with a Naim Unity atom, as a streamer mostly. Kimber 8tc cables.

An amazingly good set up. I listen to a wide range of music genres.

+1 on Harbeth P3esr for nearfield listing. They’re supremely balanced and natural sounding. You’ll be surprised how transparent they sound, and the vocals will be better than most speakers in this size range. One of the few speakers I regret selling. 

Hegel is a solid recommendation. I wasn’t too impressed with Naim  but of course YMMV. You can also add a REL T5 down the line if needed. 

I love my Atom but your other choices are also solid. Support is in Canada although in 6 years of ownership in a variety of systems and roles, I've had zero issues. You can check my virtual systems ( Casa Pacifica and Vintage ) to get an idea of the wide range of gear it has successfully been paired with. 

Best to you in your musical search