Hi, I am looking for a good pair of Bookshelf speakers on speaker stands and was thinking about Canton's Reference 9k until I saw your comment here. Can you help with identifying what is wrong sonically with these model speakers and which make and model would you recommend? My listening space is 19.5ft long x 11.5ft wide x 10-14ft high. My listening level is moderate, and I would sit +/-9ft from speakers. I currently have a Parasound A21+ amplifier. Thanks in advance.if your take is a mediocre performing speakers with good looks, well Canton is a good option. I admire their design too. Looks super cool. But unfortunately for me when it comes to a speaker sound is the prime thing then comes look. So happy with my KEF R11 although it look ugly in my opinion.