Looking for Speaker Thoughts


First post...

I am in the market for a new set of speakers for my desktop/nearfield system. I have limited ability to audition anything. Current setup is a pair of KEF R100's on stands behind my desk approximately 5.5 feet from my listening spot. Speakers are three feet from any room boundary. Currently being driven by a Schiit Vidar amp and are supplemented by a small SVS sub.   

The R100's sound decent at lower volumes but tend to fall apart at higher listening levels IMO. I also find the tweeter to be harsh on some material. 

Looking in the $1,000 to $2,000 range and am currently considering the following:

Dynaudio Evoke 10
Dynaudio Evoke 20
Buchardt Audio S300
Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2EX
Revel Performa3 M105
Revel Performa3 M106
Quad S2
KEF LS50
ATC SCM 11

I like a slightly forward sound that still has a lot of depth to it. Good soundstage and tonality. Something non fatiguing. I do listen to a broad spectrum of music and formats, often in the same setting. Any thoughts or experiences would be appreciated.
krkalino67
Appreciate all the input. Have been giving the LS50 a workout in my system. Would agree with your comments smrex. Also have a pair of the Buchardt's. Much prefer over the KEF's. Fantastic support from the CEO as well. We'll see. Have 30 days to decide. Thanks again.

There is a convincing video on YouTube that compares the ATC SCM 11 and the Buchardt S400. He kept saying how the ATC was liquid and open without any harshness and preferred them to the Buchardt.

This has me chomping at the bit as I own the S400 and really like them but you know how this hobby is...
The kef r300 adds a woofer to a similar if not identical uniq driver.