Like many, I'd encourage you to listen around & choose your speakers first. I do have a suggestion for a moderately priced, versatile all-rounder integrated, though. Admittedly, I have no experience with this specific model, but I have a lot of faith in the Parasound company. All of their gear offers good SQ/$ ratio, is well designed, cost effective, & dependable.
Their budget NewClassic 200 Integrated is the 200 Preamp with a Pascal class D amp included. 110wpc, includes an MM/MC phono section, DAC, tone controls, subwoofer out, HT bypass, remote control, headphone amp... They go for $1400 new; saw a used one recently at $999.
That would give you a lot of versatility & enough power to work with most speakers, without seriously denting your budget. You'd have plenty $$$ left over for the speakers (maybe a streamer, too!).
The big advantage of an integrated is you get all the pieces at once, and they're compatible functionally & offer a consistent level of quality throughout. It is possible to then upgrade piece by piece to all separates if you're so inclined. Alternatively, you can just kick back & enjoy the music. It's sort of the middle road, with separates at one end and active speakers at the other. Active speakers may possibly give you the best SQ/$, but with no ability to upgrade amp or speakers other than replacing them both at the same time.