Need small speaker for less than $750. Ideas?

Hello All,

I sold my maggies (got divorced 1.5 years ago).
Since that time I have been using Senn 600 headphones.
I have a room mate so my system is in my bedroom.
So I need some bookshelf's or small floor standers.

Looking for a killer monitor.
Things I want:
-true to the music
-lots of texture
-hear the layers of music
-accurate but not fatuging
-neutral (maybe a dash slightly warm)
-good air
-sound stage
-fun to listen too
-human voice is important
-accurate tone
-true to the music - (I said this twice on purpose)

Things I don't need:
-deep bass
-load volume

Please remember I was a maggie owner and loved them.
If I could get anything it would be some Quad 57's.
For bookshelf's if I had the money it would be some Focus Audio 688's, or some Verity Audio's.

What are some others to consider?
I listen to all types of music.
Right now I am thinking some Spender 3/5's.


BTW: Amp is a Blue Circle CS.
A lot is going to depend on your source component, amp, and system synergy. Given that you are a fan of electrostats, I would assume you would be looking for speed, resolution, and killer imaging. I can't but think of Triangle monitors, as these excell at those qualities. But they require quality signal, that is, they not very forgiving...
I also own the VR-1s and love them in my 20x16 room, but (no surprise here) amplification matters. I started with a modded Hafler DH-200, went to a Monarchy SM-70 Pro, and just added a second Monarchy so I could run them as monoblocks. The VR-1s revealed more every time.

That said, they're all going to be very different from your Maggies. Have you considered the MMGs as an interim solution?
Hello Guys.

Thanks for you opinions thus far.
You can see my components under my system.

Basicaly they are:
CEC (parasound) belt driven transport
Wadia 32 dac
Blue Circle CS amp.
with good cableing...

I believe in have good equipment up stream.
The best speakers in the world will not fix a bad source.

I don't have the space for maggies again, or I would get the MMG.
I need monitors or a small floorstander.

Coincident Triumphs. I had some with a 20W amp and it sounded great. Slightly warm, very engaging.

I have a pair of Silverline SR 16s that Alan Yun modified ( he replaced the stock tweeters with those from his Sonata line). They are great monitors but I went to a set of Quad ESL 57s. If you are interested in the Silverline 16s I will make you a good deal but if you have the space keep looking for the Quads. Good luck!