I’ve seen several posts and write up on the internet over the last few years on how a bookshelf would usually yield better sonics or bang for the bucks compared to a similarly priced floorstanding speaker. The other that I have come across is that a bookshelf costing less then the floorstanding speakers paired with a sub that end up to value closer to the floorstanders will end up the better choice due to being closer to full range and possibly offer better mid and high frequencies, imaging and so on.
My experience have been that the bookshelves tend to image better, but lack a sense of realism in the mid bass area compared to a floorstander that reaches down a little deeper even with subs crossed over higher to make up the deficiencies of the bookshelf.
So to sum up my question,
If both setups would incorporate stereo subwoofers,
And money was no object. Would you rather go with the bookshelf or floorstander of the same series?
Ex. Bowers & Wilkins 805d3 bookshelf vs 800d3 floorstanders