I forgot to mention - my budget is $1000 - $1500.
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We have a demo pair of Dali Ikon 6 MK 2 which were $2100 new demo pair $1,100.00 plus shipping, great speakers, use a soft dome tweeter with a ribbon supertweeter for detail. not bright warm and punchy with great detail sounds fantastic with the Nuprime we are a dealer for Nuprime.
Dave and Troy
Audio Doctor NJ
There are a few pairs of the Spendor S3/5 R2 listed here for under a grand. Great speaker for a small room!
Yogiboy has a great recommendation with the Spendors. As he (and I) will tell you, the Harbeth P3s are a step up from the Spendors. However, they are both fantastic monitors, and the difference may be nothing more than personal preference. The Spendors have a soft dome tweeter. The Harbeths have a metal dome, but it's so well implemented that it's not bright and integrates perfectly with the mids.
The only thing that you might not like about the Spendor/Harbeth monitors is that they do lack some lower end. If you're used to tower speakers, the difference may be a bit much at first. However, I found that halfway through the first song with the Harbeths I was lost in the music and never noticed any lack of low end again.
There are some other good monitors listed here: Dynaudio Excite X12, for example.