The king is the ProAc 1sc, driven by tubes, they are bi wirable. Your Aragon will also work well.
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I too think Kitty Kats might work very well for you. I heard them at the Montreal show a few days ago and I am considering them to replace my floorstanders. George Short also makes a model one step down from the KKs, the Okara II/Spirit. He is a very knowledgeable and friendly guy to deal with, and a rocker too, if I am not mistaken.
I have used in the past Reference3A MM DeCapo's in a nearfield situation and liked them very much. They should be no closer than 2 ft from the wall behind them as they are rear ported and fireing straight ahead with no toe in. I never used a powerfull amp like yours, but I don't think that would be a problem. If you buy any speaker used and search for a deal you should be able to sell without losing any money if they don't suit you.
Having listened to both the Spendor LS3/5A's and the Platinum Audio Solo's (18"-24" from front wall) your preference for hard rock is better served by the Solo's.
As mentioned above, the "3/5" series is still a classic, except for the lack of bass impact compared to other great speakers.
In the position you have available there will be a degree of bass extension and detail with the Solo's which will really bring a smile to your ears.
Years back these were demo'ed by a dealer with the Aragon amp you have, and sounded very impressive. I used a tube amp in my listening room.
In the $600-700 range when they show up here on Audiogon, a real bargain, because the manufacturer is no longer in business.