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?
danoroo
be sure to hear Goldenear triton speakers.
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.
Spendor A3 $2500,Spendor A5 $3500.
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.
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 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.

Regards,
Dan