I know, ASR HATES PMC speakers. The difficulty is that you can't measure everything quantitatively and ASR, in its quest for transparency, loses credibility in many people's eyes for failing to recognise that fact.
Obviously I don't drink from the fountain of nonsense at What Caravan™ but it's also important not to throw the baby out with the bathwater. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_system_measurements
Curious as to how you have narrowed down to those two options.
@ChasnotRobert: Good question. I have Kef R300s and like the sound of them. So I'm sold on KEF, particularly their 3-way design. PMC purely because @Airhead recommends them and like KEF they have a huge following, so I can sell them on if I don't get on with them. I've kind of discounted Spendor and a few others because they aren't aesthetically appealing to me.
I'm not really close enough to anywhere to demo several sets of speakers at home and anyway, I really can't be arsed to do so.
I’ve got the PMC’s and they’re great. I would say they excel with mids and highs but they do struggle with bass.
you have to try them, though. i think the TL sound is an acquired taste.
thanks @Hobo, @BRM x