Last summer, I had the opportunity to listen to a pair of BMR speakers that Dennis built for the BMR Road Trip. Dennis brought them over to my house (15 miles away), and we listened together.
Dennis has always said that my family room has great sounding bass. With the speaker and listening positions, there are no major bass cancellations that lead to weak, one-note bass. I'm just lucky. Anyway, Dennis wanted to compare the BMR's bass to that of my Veracity ST speakers (that I love). So we listened to a lot of music for about 2 hours. And I got to listen carefully to the BMRs in my home, while comparing them directly to Veracity STs. So, I thought I would comment here as well.
First of all, I'm glad to see Jim Salk plans to continue this worthy design. I expect the price will rise, but they are a unique, high-value speaker.
There are a number of clear differences between these speakers. The BMR is a 3-way stand-mounted design, and the Veracity ST (VST) speakers are floor standing 2-way MTM design. The BMR's bass (7" woofer in a ported cabinet) is good sounding, but clearly less potent than the VST's twin 6" mid woofers in a larger mass loaded transmission line cabinet. That is the most obvious difference. And I don't think anyone would be too surprised by that.
But the comparison of mid-range performance between these two speakers become more interesting. Both speakers have features I really like. I am far from dissatisfied with my VSTs, I love them and will happily keep them. But if I had to pick one design over the other based only on their ability to disperse mid-range and create images and the illusion of a realistic sound stage, I'd give the nod to the BMR. These speakers, with their unusual 2½" flat mid-range driver, may be Dennis's best effort at casting a realistic and widely dispersed sound stage. At least, they sounded like that to me in my family room. So I'm glad to see this design will continue to be available.
See my comments, written a year ago, BMR Road Trip Kickoff https://forums.audioholics.com/forums/threads/bmr-road-trip-kickoff.111717/