Find some speakers that sound very good in the near-field...Quad comes to mind.
I like the ribbon-tweeter Aurum Cantus Leisure 2 SE, or its bigger brother, the Leisure 3 SE. I've had the 2 SE (nearfield, in my bedroom system) and a pal had the 3 SE.
The 2 SE is great for the money, a really good small monitor with an amazingly smooth and open high end.
The 3 SE, which goes lower with more authority and has a more transparent midrange than the smaller 2 SE, is just a great speaker in its own right and is priced way under the market. You want vocals, it's got vocals--I was impressed with Simon & Garfunkel's Central Park live LP, for example. And both models look good, the distressed poplar finish on the 3 SE especially.
That's my 2 cents.
Saving some cash on speakers will let you put more into your digital source. Source rules, say I.