People on hi-fi forums cover a wider range of experience/expertise on hi-fi than people who come to places like this. As such, they are more likely to have sections on hi-fi packages costing as much as £4000, as opposed to the mainly budget stuff that is mostly talked about in this Forum.
Regards hi-fi magazines, obviously I don't know any of the staff, but I wouldn't mind betting they know far more about hi-fi than most people here. It's their job to test the equipment properly and report faithfully, and if they get it wrong their jobs will be at risk, plus the reputation of the magazine itself.
Looking back at the OP, I see that the poster has already looked in the hi-fi magazine that I would recommend. That's the one I have used in the past and have found to be very good. If the poster looks a bit harder through recent issues he will see that the Spendor A6 loudspeakers are highly recommended. In fact, that's what I purchased together with a Cyrus 8Se CD player, Cyrus 8 XP amplifier. I auditioned the whole lot at a the head office branch of a major UK retailer hi-fi network, and decided that was the best system not just for sound quality but in other respects met all my requirements. Together with cables it cost nearer £4500.
I would still urge anyone contemplating this kind of expenditure to consult specialised hi-fi forums for further ideas, and to check up on the latest recommendations in a reputable magazine. Produce a short list and find a good dealer to demonstrate it. Sit there for at least half an hour and listen to a variety of material. What I did was to tape my own voice and listened to that. It's amazing how good a test that is for broad tonal accuracy.