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Had OJ been the one pointing the gun in this ridiculous robbery he orchestrated he would never have never been released. I wish he was still behind bars but if you're not the guy with the gun you're going to get a much more lenient sentence. In my mind this animal should never see the light of day ever again.
Not minor but as I said relatively minor, compared to say murder, rape etc. But my point was we have more lenient sentencing for such crimes then the Americans for the sake of rehabilitation which is right. But I think murderers should not ever come out.
But I don't think armed robbery is often sentenced as life means life in the uk. The guy Bert Spencer springs to mind, possibly and very probably killed Carl Bridgwater. But wasn't burglary but murder with a shotgun - he was convicted of killing a farmer, but he was out after a short time. So we aren't any where as stringent as the yanks as anyone who kills someone gets locked up for a very long time in the us and often full life. The channel 4 documentary with Bert spencer gave a shiver down my spine.
His original sentence was 33 years! But it wasn't for a minor crime. Armed robbery would be life in the UK, and he might get out in twelve years if he is good. And this was his second attempt at parole so he could have been out sooner under US rules.
I agree with John, you need some good standmounts. Not floorstanders in a small room especially not backward ported types, could give too much boom still. If you don't like the look of the kefs, and I understand why, how about atc scm 11. Hugely well regarded brand in atc, of a studio pedigree like pmc. Mesh tight dynamic bass and good in other areas. A bit over budget but with a deal you should be able to get what you want. I wouldn't just recommend a brand because I own them (I didn't hence atc), but pmc twenty 21s are taught on bass, small drivers for no boom, have come down in price slightly and with forward transmission line, will help with stopping bass boom to rear. They look great with the sloping stands too.
Also spendor a1 around a grand. If I were you I test these types ; atc, pmc, and spendor. Great brands. Also pro ac good too. Spendor are good on detail and high frequencies (I know a6r are and good with Cyrus) and smaller speakers not huge on bass, atc are weighted a bit stronger, but I know the bass from the pmc's with small drivers is good but not huge to the extent you'll get boom in a small room. You won't get much better than at this price for a new stand mount speaker I reckon. But it could be your arcam too (and maybe not so much the monitor audios) as with all it has to do as a all in one unit the amplification might be not as tight on bass as you think it is or you expect. Not sure on that but only a possibility, so if sq is high on agenda I'd check your monitor audios with a different amp too. A wooly amp on bass can give an impression room acoustics are an issue. In my experience it usually comes down more to quality of amps and speakers than messing around with slightly different speaker positions, assuming speakers suited for room and they have ok room to breath.
I think the pmc's and atcs I mention would be in a different league to quad s2, with respect to Gizze. But the problem with these speakers like pmc, atc, pro ac, you need to drive them really well to get best possible out of them and I'm not so sure the arcam will do that.
So thinking about it, you've been umming and arring over the amp versus speakers, per your previous posts I think. I think your speakers are decent at the price and i think your issue is on need for tighter and better amplification, not room issues so much. Using a budget speaker with an amp that does lots of things besides drive speakers, doesn't get you much in tight amplification. I reckoned a Cyrus one, rega amp or possibly quad. Your make/type of speakers I heard in richer sounds were very good, not boomy in a small demo room, when driven very well (Cyrus lyric) .
So in conclusion keeping speakers but changing to tighter better amplification will get you what you need I believe. If you don't test speakers with different amp you won't know if the arcam is an issue. But you need to move them off the back wall slightly too.