oh I forgot to mention that my system is in a small room (12"x12"), so a smaller size of speakers will be preferred.
Clo, take a look at the Kinima G1 speakers for sale on A'gon. You can get the speakers, stands and wire for about what you are looking to spend. I have my G1s with an Audio Aero Capitole mkI and Prima amp and they sound great, even in my 10' by 14' room. Tight bass, smooth non bloated midrange and highs that are crisp but easy on the ear. Check out the website for info.
My experience is with only the Soliloquy 5.0 and Proacs. Both are wonderful speakers, the Soliloquys perhaps more rich and dynamic, the Proacs more precise with better imaging. Either benefit from matching with a subwoofer, of course, though the Soliloquys seems to have somewhat better bass than the Proacs when used without a sub. The choice between them would be a matter of your preference in sound and the rest of your gear, and room.
If putting the speakers against a wall is necessary, another alternative would be the Soliloquy SAT 5, similar to the 5.0 but with no rear port.