PSB, Focal, Neat, Guru, Proac, Harbeth
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I think eliminating the sub would be a mistake. Being able to place a sub independently of the mid/treble drivers is a distinct advantage over floorstanding speakers. Also, some (e.g., John Marks, Stereophile columnist) feel that below $3k monitors are better speakers.
I would look at PSB's Synchrony or Imagine monitors. They look very attractive to me.
keep the sub and get good bookshelves. all the above are good suggestions. I would add some totems and the smallest PMC (the DB1i I think). heard lots of good things about the proacs and some of the other brands but the best for detail I've heard are the PMC's. I have some ERA D5 units that IMO beat the paradigms but I dont think they will do what you want as well as your budget will allow, actually thats a nice way of saying for $2K you can do better. $2K will get you some really nice monitors and I must agree with Bob above about the $3K price break.
All good advice...but for 2k i dont think you are going to make a quantum leap in performance unless you are willing to go with a large Magnepan,3-way Vandersteen, etc...both poor WAF...u could add a sub...but 90% of music is in the midrange...and i dont think even that would be a huge upgrade unless you listen extensively to organ music, electronica, reggae, etc...all depends on your listening preferences...FWIW...in the more conventional 2-way design...GMA europas are hard to beat...
i agree with phasecorrect--assuming you want a real upgrade, not a lateral move, i'd look at something with more wow. since you've got a sub, like many of the above posters, i'd opt for monitors--proac response, totem model 1 sig, lsa, revel m22 (high waf) or even paradigm signature, which are a considerable sonic and aesthetic upgrade over the vg studios.