I have a pair of Magnepan 1.6QR's which I like a lot and highly recommend.
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Why buy used? The Thor kit from Madisound (www.madisound.com - look under kits) is $1500 per pair and is a wonderfully clean and smooth speaker. The speaker is a transmission line design with an MTM driver layout based on the latest magnesium cone technology from SEAS. The kit is easy and quick (about 2 hours) to assemble and comes with handsome prefinished cabinets. This Thor will easily best anything available used at the $2000 mark and gives many much more expensive speakers a run for the money. I have compared it to many of the current contenders (Vandersteen 3A and 2CE, Thiel 2.4, JM Labs Utopia, B&W 803 among others) and it has come out on top every time. Give it a look!
If you can drive the Maggies and can place them properly, they are tough to beat. If you are placement challenged (that non-dedicated room is a bit of a tip-off) you may wish to listen to some GMA Europas. Pocket the rest of the money or get some other gear with it. New they are under $1K. The Vandersteens are also wonderful if you are looking for a floorstander IMHO. Whatever you do, just listen to the stuff you're familiar with through equipment at least "like" yours before you make the decision.
Another recommendation for Tyler... Their Linbrook Signature speaker is similar to the Premium version of the Odin Kit, with even better sound and a better quality cabinet. Used, you can find a pair under 2K.
If a floorstander is desired, then the Tyler 7U is an equally good choice for the same price... It is very hard to find a used pair of these, however.