I am looking for a set of used in the 2-3 k range.
My speaker of choice would be something on the more forward side for the upper midrange and tweeter output. Even slightly on the bright side is ok. I say this because I find dark sounding speakers not so pleasing to my ears (They just put me to sleep: zzZZZ).
The room is of moderate size with high cealings.
My equipment is top notch: Symphonic Line amp and pre, Vimak CD, SME Arm with Koetsu...Yada Yada Yada
I believe a pair of Thiels would suit your taste and budget. Used 3.6s or 2.4, 2.3 are in the range. Every time I hear these speakers they get my attention with thier detailed sound but eventually the brightness wears me out. Good luck.