Hey @perkadin, just caught this thread and wanted to comment. I have Zu Soul in my upstairs system, but they always left me wanting a bit more. For a single female vocal with maybe just some strings, they are great. Something more complex and fast (think Yes, as an example) they definitely wouldn’t be my first choice. I recently brought home a very clean set of Klipsch Quartets and really enjoy them on tubes. They aren’t as strong visually, but they are very presentable. Haven’t decided but I now have 5 sets of speakers and 2 systems, so wife is going to pressure me to thin the herd.
With regard to your bass comment yeah if you are trying to minimize it, Zu could be good. Before I put my new speakers downstairs I rotated the Zu's into my solid state setup for a weekend. They are easily 2' from front and sidewalls and there was very little bass as a result. Almost like they need to be close to the wall.