VMPS Towers, I would say.Not easy to find.
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If it is big sound you want, then I would suggest focusing first on the right amplifier before the speakers.
With the right amp, you can drive many a speaker to that deliver that 'big' sound. Especially if you include an appropriate musical yet somewhat inexpensive subwoofer.
But even if you bought the big Snells yet did not have the right amplifier, even the Snells will not deliver that 'big' sound like it should be delivered.
I have a pair of VMPS super tower-R speakers I bought about five years ago. Very big sound and very nice all around speakers. They will keep up with the snell type A's which you will find used every now and then. They are very big and kind of ugly. They have 0 wife factor but man do they sound BIG. I used to lust over the big Snell years ago so these made me a happy camper and they sound very good.
Acoustat ESL panels. They throw a well big soundstage. You can pickup various models for $500-1000 used. If you're willing to drive a state or two, your can probably find one for sale. Most owners won't ship them, hench the need for a pickup truck. You'll also need a tube amp to drive them, IMO. Tubes deal better with the wacky impedance curves and the reactive load they present.