there's a smokin pair of mcintosh xrt 20's for sale on agon right now right in your price range,no bass problems there,excellent imaging & will not bottom out with rock or jazz.
Klipsch Cornerhorns ... Before you see them struggle your head will explode. They love jazz and rock (I'd put a good sub on them) and so efficient about anything can drive them.
The down side is they live in 90 degree corners and I dont have two available at the moment so I went with something else until my HT room is built. Go listen to a pair ... I wont say they are "God's gift" but for $2500 they will run up against just about anything.
Big, bold and beautiful, The Venus Williams of loud speakers ...
I'll chime in with NHT 3.3's and Revel F-30's. Both should work well and cost you 1500-1800 used. I've actually owned the 3.3's so I can vouch for those over the long term....great speakers that will rock with the best of them. I suppose not knowing your system I should add the caveat that they need 200WPC.