Speaker advice for listening to Blues music

Hi, new to the forum, and hoping I can get some help finding the right speakers... I'm a Blues guitar player and have a dedicated music room for my guitars/amps. I usually spend time playing my guitars and recently decided to setup a decent system for listening to my Blues music. I first started with a Marantz integrated (PM8005) and some Kef R300, source is a Marantz ND8006 and I mostly play FLAC files from a NAS, but also started streaming from Spotify and now trying Tidal. This setup was great at first, very revealing, but found the R300 were not the right speakers for the kind of music I listen to, but they were great for some Jazz and did well with good recordings, which most of my Blues recordings weren't, specially live albums. I also found them to be a little boomy in that small room (12' X 12'), so I moved them to the living room instead and added a matching center, they're perfect there.

Next came the LS50, read so much about them I had to get a pair to try. Wow! I still can't believe what these small speakers can do, the details I hear, soundstage, imaging, it's all there. But, just like the R300, since they're so revealing they're horrible with my favorite Blues recordings. It's great to listen to excellent recordings and enjoy the music these speakers are making but I want to enjoy MY music, the Blues greats I've been listening to for over 30 years. If it sounds great in the car then I should be able to find the right gear to duplicate at home, right? On some good Blues recordings it sounds excellent, but most of my favorites aren't good recordings.

Since I only play my guitars through old Fender amps I figured I should replace the Marantz integrated with a tube amp, so next came the PrimaLuna integrated. I wanted to get a "warmer" sound and hope it'll fix the issues I was having with most crappy recordings... I want to hear BB's beautiful guitar tone and crank it up, without hurting my ears. Both Kefs were too fatiguing to listen to. And on most live recordings guitars sound way too thin and bright, not what I'm used to hearing. A good example is Albert King's Wednesday Night in San Francisco, that Flying V can be painful to listen to after a couple of minutes! Not so in the car or even just using headphones and my laptop. I understand that it's because the system is more revealing, but is it possible to have both, revealing and musical so that one can enjoy the music they love? The PrimaLuna did help and it's staying, I like what I'm hearing so far, and I get to play with tubes, something I enjoy doing already :)

Right now I'm breaking in some Wharfedale Denton 80th, I wanted to try something with a soft dome tweeter, something less fatiguing than the LS50. I'm at 70+ hours so far and they're sounding much better, not as fatiguing, but something is missing... I prefer the LS50's soundstage and details, but they're both not that great for electric guitar. The Dentons are more forgiving but I don't find them musical and they don't disappear like the LS50s do.

So what are my choices? Do I stick with bookshelf, try some floor standing? What about single driver speakers (Omega, Zu...)? Are those the answer to what I'm looking for? I need something more forgiving, musical, efficient so I can crank it up when I feel like playing along some times... I want the guitar to sound full and not thin and bright. It's a small room and not a lot of space due to my guitar gear. My budget is also limited, would like to keep it under $2k, I already have a hobby and don't want this to get out of control :)

Forgot to mention, I also have a Rel sub, so not too worried about the low end. Sorry for the long post and thanks for any help!
There are a lot of good options out there.  I would consider a pair of Klipsch Heresy IIIs.  Warm, wet and fat is the best way to describe the sound.  In a small room they will probably produce enough bass and if not you can always augment with a sub or two.  Primaluna is not my preferred cup of tea but it will work.  Better yet, look for a good restored McIntosh MC240 or a good tube integrated that uses 6L6 or EL84 tubes.  Fins a mac Heritage dealer and have a listen.  For Blues music I think it's hard to find better speaker for $2K new.

@cedarblues What part of the country do you live in? I'm not sure if there is a dealer close to you, but Vandersteen 1ci's may do the trick for you. They are easy to listen to, not fatiguing, and very musical. Should do nice in a small room too....


zu or tektons will sound a lot like hearing it direct from amps and pa speakers like when you play. Jbls too. It will have a very forward, raw sound with blues. I like a bit of honey and would vote for the Harbeth or 

Btw if you are a guitarist and like the blues I highly recommend anson funderberg and the rockets. Fantastic Texas Roadhouse style guitar. He is a master but under appreciated. The song “tell me what I have done wrong” is a great track to test speakers. 

Thanks for all the suggestions! Keep them coming. The Heresy are also on my list, based on what I've read so far, just worried about how they'd sound in a small room.

I'm in central FL. I've seen the Vandersteen recommended for Blues as well, but their size might be an issue, I would need to move some things around to make room for them...

I'm familiar with Anson of course, Ronnie Earl is another great Blues guitarist, love that clean Strat into a Super Reverb tone! Too many favorites to list! I'm also a huge Chris Cain fan, check him out if you haven't heard of him, he's more of a BB/Albert style, not the Texas Blues style.