PSB, kudos, neat, theil, proac, totem, legacy to start with
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I would give the B&W 804s a try I know there line pretty well & with your amp I think your be more than satified.
I own the big guys now, but I can safley say the 804s are great sounding speakers & I would not consider them dry & in fact would give them top marks from top to bottom.
There a different speaker than 802 matrix bigger sound & better dynamics.
The plus being in an area you can't audition speakers you know your getting world class fit & finish & sound.
B&w IMO hold their value better than any speaker.
you can find a very nice used pair for under $3000.00.
If you are not able to audition everything else that you have not personally owned it would be a crap shot.
this is a curve ball, but if your memories of the hales are (as i suspect) great...even legendary), i'd tell you to look at avalon, hales(used), chapman, and dunlavy......if your memories are they are 'just ok', this opens the field up to pretty much anything....and there are lots of greats out there.
In your price range, you might want to try mail order speakers from manufacturers and retailers that offer home-trial periods. Some specific models in your price range:
Ohm Walsh 2000 - follow the thread on Ohm speakers here. I am in the process of a home trial of the Walsh 2000s myself.
Reference 3a Veena (if you have no local retailer, they sell direct from distributor with a 30-day return option). based on the Grand Veenas, which i've heard, you might like the Veenas.
And I know this is way below your price range, but these $1000/pr speakers compared favorably to many I've heard in the $3K price range:
Used, I have heard the Merlin VSMs at shows and they never failed to impress.
Although if you're unhappy with a used speaker purchase, you can usually recoup most or all of your cost by reselling them, you have to decide if you have the time, patience and physical stamina for numerous purchases and resales. Buying direct from places like Salk, Ohm, Zu Audio, AV123, etc. takes the resale part out of the equation. Just check on each seller's restocking fee policy before you order.