I think you should go with the PSB AM3s for $399. If you can find the AM5s used that would be your best bet. They retail for $599. They are powered and have several inputs including a phono stage. Also has Toslink, Bluetooth, and line in. And just in case you do want better bass it has subwoofer out. One and done powered speaker system. Plus, All Paul Barton speakers are really good. I heard them at this store in the Chicagoland area:
this store will let you try them before you buy them in your home.