You might find a pair of GMA Europas for around $600. Very hard to beat in that price range.
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I'd keep the Speakers and get the Genelec subwoofer or another subwoofer like it. For the type of music you listen too, you've had no bass and that is not good for the "balance" of playback signal. Going to be bright an thin with no bass extension.
PS don't forget the tilt adjustments on the back.
Very little to gain with your budget over what you have already.
In your price range, NHT makes some of the best budget monitors out there. They are acoustic suspension designs that are very musical sounding and go low in the bass, given their size. The NHT SB2 ($400 list; $300 if you shop around) or the SB3 ($600 list; $475 if you shop around) are worth tracking down. I have owned the SB2's for about 2 years now and can not recommend them enough. They can be heard at J&R Music (Park Row/City Hall subway stops).
If you like KEF speakers, Accessories4less has some great deals including free shipping and no sales tax (like saving another 20%). They have the KEF Cresta 2 for $160 a pair and the Q1's for $300 a pair ... both have been well reviewed. Accessories4less is an authorized KEF internet dealer.
A new set of Tannoy Fusion 1 or 2 would be a great speaker to consider. Plateau makes a really nice stand 28" stand for around $100. (Silver single column post w/black base and top plate. Model escapes me, but a really nice stand for the $.) The Tannoy MX1-M is a really great spk. as well. These proceeded the "Fusion" line. Another posible spk. to consider is the Monitor Audio "Bronze" 1/2. I personally haven't heard them but they can be bought new for about the price of the Tannoy's. If used doesn't bother you, check out ADS L400's. I have a set of L500's which sound extremely good.
If you are accepting recommendations for small floorstanders then Sfar's input is right on target. The Kestrel Hot Rods can be found in your price range and are an excellent choice in a small floorstander. Although a bit larger, the Vandersteen 1C is another excellent choice in your price range.
I tried quite a few monitors including NHT SB3s, Von Schweikert VR1s and Acoustic Energys, in a small room but ended up with floorstand speakers as they take up no more space and do more of what I like. Good luck and enjoy the search.
I'll second Sfar's and third Timrhu's recommendations. I am concerned about the new info re: computer source and bedroom location though. Where these speakers are to be positioned and your listening position are very relevent issues. This may be more of a concern with 1st order speakers like the Meadowlark, Vandersteens et al..Many speakers need a minimum distance from the listener to achieve performance potential. As for the computer source, that might be another issue. What are your plans for amplification?
As for amplification I was planning to use a intergrated amp either the Nad C320BEE or the audio refinement complete. Yes room constraints is an issue since my computer is situation on the same wall as my 32" television. I plan to position the speakers on either side of my television. I plan to use m-audio audiophile (external usb) as source. I plan to listen from my bed, or from my computer chair. I know that a perfect set-up but it's the best I can do until I move into a house and have a seperate listening room.
It was for this issue with my room that so many people suggested near-field bi-amp speakers such as genelec or dynaudio. I listened to some and even though they do many things well, there just not to musical to listen to.
I also figured going with an amp would give better flexiblity in the future than just buying active studio monitors. That's why I wanted to get suggestion of good bookshelf speakers that are fairly small but good performers. Is it possible with my room constraints?
Daimbert, no criticism intended here, but you do seem a bit befuddled, and I'm not sure a dozen more posts recommending different speakers is going to solve that problem. So my first suggestion is to stop asking for advice and get out and listen to some speakers. Start to figure out what you like, rather than worrying about what everybody else likes. When you pin things down a little, you can come back here and ask some more specific questions.
On the bookshelf vs. floorstander question, my advice is to go with the bookshelf. (Yes, you'll need stands, but you don't need to spend an arm and a leg for these. Just look for something stable.) I don't think there are too many good floorstanders in your price range. You're buying more bass, but not necessarily a lot more bass, and probably not better bass. I prefer a speaker that doesn't try to do everything, because it's more likely to do most things right.
Something like the Paradigm Monitor 3 or the PSB Image B25 or the Infinity Beta 20 might suit you. All run in the $400-500 range. I suggest you check their websites to find dealers in your area.
Not offended at all. Just want the suggestions so I know what to listen to and decide on. I understand if I am coming out as confused and maybe a little annoying :) but you need to understand I don't know nothing. I am learning alot by the suggestions though so thank you.
My bedroom is 18X12 with 10 foot ceiling. Like stated before my television 32" and computer are against my 18' wall. Although there is a door to the left side so in and a radiator on the other side so it's really 11-12'ft. Some where in there I plan to place my speakers facing my bed. I plan to actually listen from my bed with about 8' feet of space or my computer chair with about the same distance.
I usally do not use my speakers in the computer anyways but they may be used on occassion for some livefeeds,games but 95% of the time for just straight listening and playing along with big ochestral works so I can practice my excerpts. I may use speakers for stereo sound while watching movies but again not much at all.
One thing for certain I do not to use a sub. I actually like a well defined bass over a bass that I can feel. I would like speakers that sound like my headphones which are Senheissers hd580, Etymotic 4p and my shure 3. Speakers don't have to be big but reproduce music well.
I hope this clarify a bit.
Used Epos M12 (not newer M12.2 with rising response curve - sound bright to me). You can go FAR beyond NAD with the Epos and hear thesonic improvments.
In Living Stereo sells Epos and fine tube gear. Also Totem speakers but I like Epos bette YMMV. They are near Astor Place. I think you will find one of their products will suit your needs.