I recently moved into a place with a much smaller living room(15'x15')with a usable space of (11x11')due to walkways.so as a result my floor standing speakers (axiom audio m60)don't have enough room and look huge.I would like to get some monitors on stands. They need to be easy to place i.e. close to walls have good bass say down to about 40hz. I don't have room for a sub any more either. I listen mostly to classic rock and rock and I am getting into some acoustic folk.My budget is around $2000.
PMC DBi. if the small footprint units like Mapman suggested are a possibility than the smallest unit (GBi I think?) may work. May be too expensive though the DBi is in your range easily. Lots of good choices listed above. the pmc units leapt to mind as they are front ported with the transmission line thingy and you mentioned a wall concern. Myself I'm not sure about the porting sensitivity issue. I have some era D5 units that I'm really happy with and while they are rear ported I cant hear any difference at all until they are within one foot from the back and a few inches on the side. typical ymmv of course.
There are no finer sounding monitors than VMPS 626R's with auricaps, fst ribbon tweeter, sound deadening, and megawoofers. The clarity and dynamics will amaze you along with the beauty of the sound. They can go within 1 ft. of the rear wall but will sound even better away from the rear wall. The speakers are 24" H, 10" W, and 13" D and weigh about 56 lbs. The cabinet walls are more than 1" thick mdf.
I went from Thiel 3.6's to Focal Be 1007's about three years ago and have been very pleased with them. Listen mostly to Classic Rock(Zeppelin, Floyd, Nirvana) , Classical(Symphonic Works) and Jazz (Female Jazz Vocals, Krall, Barber) . I power them with a Cary SLI-80F1 and even with the amp in Triode mode (4o wpc) they will blow you out of the room with volume and bass. Not sure they fit your budget though (Used).
PMC's monitors are not front ported. They work well close to a wall (the DB1+ had wall brackets optional, not sure about DB1i).
Linn's current Majik monitor works very well against a wall and sounds excellent. Not sure about bass depth though.
Totem Arros work very well in a room that size, depending on what's driving them.
I listen to mainly classic rock, alt rock, and metal. I own Audio Physic Yara Evolution bookshelves. The need some space behind them, but they should work very well in a room that size. My old room wasn't much bigger. Not sure about bass measurements, but it goes low enough and tight enough for me to not want the hassle of integrating a sub.
You might consider a slender floorstanding speaker. The Focal 816v retails for $2,000 and is very impressive. It really takes up the same amount of space as the bookshelf speakers in the series since the base on the stands is almost identical to what the floorstanders have.
I just looked up your speakers and there might not be much difference.
The Focal 807v speakers are fairly impressive and retail fro $1,425 I believe. If you're in the Seattle area I can point you to a store that has a sale going right now.