Warm romantic & detailed

Good morning Gentlemen & ladies... 

I'm just starting to toy with idea of replacing my Focal 1038's... No matter how I treat my room, or what equipment I throw at it I just can't seem to tame the harsh highs on this speaker. 

I'd like to stay in the same price range of the Electra's (7/8k), I don't mind buying used, the musts for me at this point are: Warm, romantic, yet detailed... It would be beautiful to just sit and listen and not have ear fatigue after 15 minutes of listening. 

Can you please recommend something? 
I'm going to throw in a bit of a curveball here.

I use a Devialet Expert Pro with CI board. They've always had bass and treble adjustment but lately they have introduced what they call "Sweet Room". It's meant to be for room correction but it's basically a 9 band equaliser.
Someone came up with the idea of using it as a way to put a 'warm' curve in instead of room correction. I gave it a go and it works a treat. You keep the detail that the Devialet's are known for but you can make it sound as warm (or cold if you wish) as you want.

It just gives you that versatility that you need to make any speaker sound great. On top of that there's SAM, which makes just about any speaker sound better than they are.

Worth a thought.

I also had a pair of ushers that managed to walk that line. The A21 is impressive in its build and its got power, but it is a little thick and speakers with hot tweeters will expose it. If you like the focal sound why not try the Kanta 2? Same excellent mids but a little warmer balance. 

I have Vaughn Carbernet III idled.

My main speaker is Lanshe 4.1

Driven by Rogue Cronus Magnum II, Vaughn Carbernet III sounds warm, romantic but detailed.

if you are interested in Vaughn Carbernet III, PM me.

If you live in Pacific Northwest, I can let you audition it at either my home or your place.

Take a look at MiniDSP options to adjust the sound curve. I have an SHD and it's awesome.  Lots of options to adjust highs lows, midrange, etc.  
Hey Jeff,

My suggestions for "warmth and romance" are Harabeth, Spendor, Audio Vector. All three are fairly easy to drive with Audio Vector, at 92 db sensitivity, being the easiest. You can find a new model from each brand in your price range. If you wanted to experiment, I would consider Devore Fidelity and PMC. Good luck and have fun!

If this is of any value/help; I purchased a new pair of Electra 1008 BE bookshelf speakers for $2,999 (orig $5,999). Focal was unloading them. I wanted the Rosewood but black was the only option and it this price...now, I like them.  I have them sitting on a pair of custom made Sound Anchor stands which provides an incredibly solid platform and really allows the Focal's to show off their bass capability= simply astonishing for this size speaker. The real gem however, as people who have bought them know, is the Beryllium tweeter.  Yes, it can be bright and requires careful matching. I was considering the integrated amps from Belles Aria, Sudgen A21 or Hegel H90.  Which one do you think won??