Get a used pair of Triangle Titus 202s for a few hundred and call it a day.
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PSB Image B25. Very sensitive for its size with extraordinary dispersion and linearity.
You may think I'm nuts here, but maybe you should look into a pair of Cerwin-Vega CLS-10 floorstanders. Although they're kind of a frat house speaker, some new designers at CV who have come out of audiophile companies (I think Boston Acoustics) have put better, more linear Scandinavian-sourced midrange and HF drivers in there for a fast and transparent midrange. They also will give you more oomph for your 35 wpc with 90dB sensitivity. The flagship model from this series, the CLS-215, has gotten favorable reviews in Absolute Sound and Soundstage. You can probably see them at Guitar Center.
05-06-09: RyantomorrowGC is where I got my Technics SL1210 M5G. Two years later I'm still very happy with it. Good sound is where you find it. I personally haven't heard the CVs, and my tastes lean toward the Canadian speakers that make extensive use of Canada's National Research Foundation (Mirage, Energy, PSB, Paradigm), but the CLS-215 got surprised and enthusiastic reviews from Absolute Sound and Soundstage, and I figure they had as much prejudice going in against that speaker as anybody.
LOL, good point. We who are timeline-challenged should obviously check dates of more than just the last poster. But I must say that some other resurrections on Agon have been much more extreme. Occasionally they are constructive updates on a topic of broader interest. But I wouldn't claim that distinction for this one.