Considering Towers in the $3000 range

I am strongly considering a purchase. I am considering the following in no particular order in a large room with high ceilings which I would be driving with a Cary Audio SL-100:

Wharfedale EVO 4.4

Dali Oberon 9

ELAC Carina FS247.4

Monitor Audio Silver 500 7G


Looking for opinion based on experience. My listening preferences are eclectic.

Thanks in advance for responses.


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Monitor Audio 500 x 3. They do need some break in time as recommended by the manufacturer.

Timely post @will3.  I am going to audition the Monitor Audio 500 7G's.  My gut has leaned that way.  For what it's worth, I think the the Sonus Faber Lumina V would be next if the Monitor Audio 500 7G's are not to my liking.

@moonwatcher The speakers would be on the shorter wall and I am about 12' back in my listening position.  I have been pretty happy with the room acoustics.

@somebike sounds good, pun not intended. My living room is about like yours and I have to put my speakers on the shorter wall. I added a rug to the hardwood floor and have canvas paintings on one wall and a window with curtains on the other. Acoustics are pretty good. The ceiling is old school popcorn which I think actually helps in reducing reflections. I have to do room treatment "stealth" due to WAF.

Be sure to give the nice MA 500 7G’s a good listen. Some have said the midrange is a little recessed, but then that may play into your tastes. Lumina V also look incredible in fit and finish.

Let us know what you end up going with and why.