Emerald Physics 2.3 or Magnepan

This is my first post here- I'll try to be as descriptive as possible.

I am in the market for a pair of speakers around $3-5k used.

I currently have a set of old Magnepans (10.1) that sound wonderful. The imaging and treble are superb. I miss the 'crack' of a snare drum though - i think the best word to describe it would be dynamics.

I usually listen to pop and rock, don't really care about the low end ( have two sub woofers)

I've read a lot about the EP 2.3s and people say that they have the sound of the Magnepans with the dynamics of regular speakers. For people who've heard them - is this true? Is the treble as revealing and the mid range as well sorted as a set of Magnepans?

Also, if anyone has heard the 1.7s would you say that the lack of dynamics no longer limits the Magnepans? I read somewhere that with the 1.7s the Magnepans are right up there in dynamics.

Thanks in advance.
My system is a Rotel RB 1090 and an Emotiva XDA-1 Proc/Preamp
The 1.7s have played all types of music in my system with more than enough dynamic output.

In my experience the bass is not lacking except in vary rare instances depending on the recording.

I have never heard the EP 2.3.

Good luck.
I used to have Maggie 111A's 1989 to 1996,and 1.6 QR's til 2004.Thats the history.
Was interested in the Ep's after hearing them at RMAF, so purchased CS2's in 2008.Moved on to the CS2.3' this year.
Before I bought the 2.3's we made a trip to listen to the 1.7's and 3.6's again.
It only took 15 seconds and my wife said yep they are Maggie's time to go.
So hear we are Cs2.3's
I suppose the biggest difference is a more natural tonality and body coupled with the open baffle sound.Can't see going back.
They are not the best speaker I've heard but very good for the money.
They setup similar to Maggie's but require 2 stereo amps or 4 channels of a 5 channel amp.
I owned Maggie 1.7's for about a year. Blew away my 1.2's.

The 1.7's are very dynamic with good bass. However, I thought that they were a little bit sterile sounding - not as sterile as B&W but just not warm enough.

Then I heard Maggie 3.6's which I bought just three weeks ago. The 3.6's are a big step up to me. Much warmer than the 1.7's. Bigger soundstage. Better bass. Better depth of field.

I mention the 3.6's because there are a lot of them out there at roughly the same price point as the Emerald Physics that you are considering.

I have not heard the Emerald Physics products but would like to try them. They are on my short list along with bigger Walsh Ohms and Tyler Acoustics.

This list is governed by dollars, not desire. I have heard Magico 5's and would love to audition them at home - but that is nuts because I cannot afford them.
Thanks everyone. I've heard the 1.7s but couldn't quite compare them. It seems however that the Magnepans (both 1.7 and 3.6) are worth another shot; at least a critical listening session. If only I could hear the EPs..