If you like Paradigm (and that's not a bad thing...) and you would consider used then you have even more options. You should be able to regularly find Studio 20s for well under $1K, possibly prior version 40s, and if you're lucky you might find Signature S2s. I still clearly remember when the Signature line first came out and I was parked at a certain dealer (in the B&W room, plus other goodies) and I heard those (relatively) little S2s - unbe-freakin'-lievable!
And as mentioned above, if you're looking beyond Paradigm there are other options in that price range - but I freely admit I'd get a pair of S2s. (No, I'm not a dealer nor in any way affiliated w/ Paradigm (oh, I wish I was...), I'm not selling anything, be sure to read the label, YMMV, etc. But unlike the stock market, past performance is a darned good indicator of how these will perform in the future...)