well granted it’s hasn’t been long but I immediately did go ahead and swap their positions, and it was the exact same results. On a couple of classical pieces the Kef was closer, but on every song the a/b was extremely obvious and easily a win for the aria imo. Did a couple of songs blind and was easily able to spot which was which due to the differences described above, changing the positions didn’t really seem to take anything from the aria either though the Kef seemed a slight improvement. Dont have the port plugs on hand so will check the plugs tomorrow but, if I’m not crazy, the arias just pretty easily stomped the r5 in my room.
I have a custom 3way that in room measures mostly flat to 4 khz and then tapers off. When I eq it to fit the Harman curve it sounds much less clear, but better balanced. I guess I prefer it muffled, go figure