Spendor s8e and Totem Staff would both be possibilities, IMHO. I have heard the Proacs, but never owned a pair, but have always thought Spendor and Totem sounded similar. Just one person's opinion, of course.
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Agree with Rdavwhitaker's suggestions, and I have found several Totem speakers to be a very good match with MF amps of the A5 generation. A pair of used Devore 8's may also fill the bill. A small floor stander from Naim may also be a good choice. These are not two-ways, but if you can find some PSB Imagine T's used, they are some very nice speakers too.
Finally, These are n ot floor standers, but I thought the Revel M22 stand mounts sounded terrific with the MF A5.
re. Kclone's inquiry... Family Sound...To these ears...Spooky good imaging...Realistic, in the room midrange/vocals...surprisingly deep soundstage...simply the most engaging speakers I've ever heard...more toward the polite and musical than the accurate and analytical...no chance of listener fatigue...
All: Thank you so very much for your suggestions...did a little research today...have to admit....I'm intrigued by the Totem avenue. Also ...have to check the Response possibility too. And thanks for keeping things hype-free...I've been down the road a few times, and have little tolerance for it anymore.
Dont know if these will float your boat...but when i was auditioning monitors I was extremely impressed with the revel m20s...probably not as "romantic" sounding as Proacs...but exceptionally transparent with breathtaking realism and imaging...great bass as well...Spendour might have something in your range as well...