I've had a long-time off and on love affair with British BBC style monitors. Not the small ones, but the mid-size 8" 2-way. I've owned some by Mission, IMF, Celestion, KEF and some of the less popular companies, but I think the real quality comes from Harbeth and Spendor. This is total hifi geekery, but I thought earlier today that I wanted to start a UK BBC monitor tribute thread, so here it is. Thus far, I have owned and lived with (skipping the mid-grade stuff): Rogers Export Monitor Rogers LS6 Rogers LS6a Spendor SP1 Spendor Prelude 2 Harbeth Monitor 30 ...and maybe some others that I'm forgetting What I like about all of these speakers is that the midrange quality, tonal balance, and musicality reminds me very much of my favorite speaker of all time: the Quad ESL 57. One speaker I've always wanted to hear/own, but never have is the Spendor SP1/2. What is your favorite UK BBC-style monitor and which have you owned? And finally, here's a shot in the dark: has anyone ever compared the Stirling SB-88 with the Harbeth Monitor 30? Very curious about Stirling as well.