Looking forward to OP's views on Magico A3 and any other speakers (Spendors D9 perhaps?) that he may have listened to?:)
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It you are in NYC you should stop into our shop, we have a few speakers that based on your listening preferences you may like.
Also the question with all of your testing and in the beginning of your post is you don't mention what equipment you are using and what your current speakers are which would kind of give people a base line of your tastes and sonic preferences and then unless your are going to change your equipment will have a major impact on the sound of your system.
You mentioned hearing certain models but certain speakers are going to sound good or bad depending on what gear being demoed with them.
In our shop we have one of the largest collections of speakers in your price range and we have a diverse selection of gear both solid state and tube.
We have the superb Legacy Signatures which are very musical and have a warm full bodied sound with good detail but whose top end is delicate rather then showing supreme detail. The Legacy are easy to drive and have very prodigious and warm bass.
We have the Kef Ref 3 which are a bit more than your price range, they happen to have superb detail and throw a huge well focused sound stage, they have a very accurate mid-range and very tight bass.
We have the Paradigm Persona 3F which are very transparent, if you found them to be unclear then the equipment wasn't good, the speakers have unbelievable clarity and a big sound stage, they are not particularly warm so they need to be well matched with the right gear.
We have the PSB T3 great imaging, smooth mid-range, very tight bass.
We just took on the Golden Ear line, the new Tritron 1R are awesome and are very inexpensive. They image very well, and are very smooth, they have very deep bass and are very narrow so visually they just disappear, they are also very easy to drive, the caveat they come only in Piano black lacquer
We also have the fantastic Dali Rubicons which are very warm yet have good detail.
Finally the ATC SCM 40 which sound like the PMC you like.
So in one location you could hear, Legacy,
Dave and Troy
Audio Doctor NJ