Forward soundstage speakers?

Any suggestions on a small floorstanding speaker that project the soundstage into the room vs. behind the speakers? I want something that puts images closer to the ears and would be good for low volume listening. I've tried many speakers and for some odd reason, no matter how much I spend, I can't reproduce the qualities of an old pair of polk ls50's.
Why do you want to change from what you have and what have you tried so far?
I second the Klipsch Heresy's and if you want more bass and still have a smaller profile, snatch up a pair of Kipsch Quartets which occasionally pop up for sale.

You also need to look at your other components. For example, your amp and preamp will just as much input to your systems imaging as the speakers. If 1 piece is lacking in that department, it will effect the whole system.