@ladok Since you mentioned that they'll need to be close to the wall, you should avoid designs with a rear port. That will narrow down your list considerably.
I'm also a fan of Devores, but not sure that you'll be getting your investment out of them if you have to keep them near the wall.
One speaker that impressed me made specifically for near-wall placement is the Larsen 9. Big open sound from a modest sized floorstander with a unique design. Who knows if the brand is thriving, though?