Small 2 or 3 Way Floor Stander for under $3500.

I currently listen to Usher Dancer Mini Ones. I'm looking for a speaker with about the same footprint with a clearer, more resolving midrange. I do like the Usher treble though. I will drive them with an HK 990 amp in a small listening room where I am about 8 feet from the loudspeakers. I need to keep it under $3500. Any suggestions?
I would advise you to stay with Ushers. A friend of mine has a large pair of their floorstanders (can't remember the model) and the midrange is to die for. A great sounding speaker.

Since you like Ushers, I would see what you can find in your price range in the Usher line.

Focal, just came out with a new series of speakers for Under 5K, you want midrange, Dynaudio has a beautiful floor stander the Xcite series, I think, And Totem Acoustics and Monitor audio...Merlin makes an amazing midrange speaker. Vienna Acoustics. Good luck.
I've not heard your speakers, but I've always found Usher speakers to be pretty clear and transparent in the mids and highs. What cables and interconnects are you using?

That said, a couple speakers in this price range I think highly of are Joseph Audio RM25XL and Reference 3A Veenas that may be worth looking into if different cables don't help. Best of luck.
perhaps the clarity and resolution you feel is lacking is a function of your digital (or analog) front end or your pre-amp. The Ushers are very resolving if they have a resolved signal fed into them. What are your electronics? Is it possible that you are looking for the "fix" in the wrong place? I say this because by my experience, speakers are rarely the weakest link in a system. Perhaps you can slay this dragon by changing your electronics --- both for less and with a more satisfying outcome.