Honestly just have a pretty lukewarm feeling about Kef. They do nothing wrong but nothing great IMO. You should just listen yourself and see, maybe you will love them as many people do. $2k can go a long way if you are open to speakers that are used. Older speakers that are not the hot item right now are cheap too. I have seen Revel 208s for sale around $2k which is silly good at that price. I would go to audio mart and sort by price and see what is in your area. Also some good stuff local on Facebook market place.
In the $2000 price point the big names (Kef, B&W, Focal, Sonus Faber, etc) all make under performing speakers that are cost driven. I think you are better off with direct sale brands like, Arendal, Q Acoustics, etc.
you can get a pair of JBL 580s for $558?!?!!! Direct from JBL. These are plain out good and almost free! Free shipping both ways with a risk free trial. Blows my mind. A few of my local friends have these and they are great.