Still looking for speakers in the 10-20,000 range

I’ve heard Proacs, Personas 3 and 5, Ryans, Wilsons, Wilson Benesch, Monitor Audios, B and Ws and several others in the 10-$20,000 range.  My favorite so far is the KEF Reference 3.  I would consider the Reference 5 but, as I’ve posted before, there is no place to hear them within 400 miles. Still plan to hear the Focal 2 and 3. Unless I love the Focals, I'm inclined to either go with the KEF Reference 3 or wait a couple of months (or more) to check out the new Magico A3.  My room is 24x18.  I have Audio Research electronics and 20 plus year old Proac Response 3.5 speakers.  It’s been a long process and I’m not sure if I’ll be relieved or disappointed when it ends.  Hard to decide if the Magico’s are worth waiting for.  Thoughts?

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I've heard most of the speakers listed here including Magico, Kef, Martin Logan, Legacy, Wilsons, Sonas Faber, etc.  The stand out for me is Bob Carver's new ALS speakers. Difficult to dial in but once you do your due diligence, the sound is incredible...full extension down to 20 Hz and up to 30+ KHz, incredibly huge sound stage with monitor like imaging when called for, dynamic as hell, and detail like planars.  You can tune the sound to your room with its adjustable crossover. I think it's around $18.5 K with active subwoofer.