I'd say a Focal Aria 906 + a JL E110 sub. Retail would be $2500 for both : but Focal is running a sale on closeout Dark Walnut 906's for $999. Stands (necessary) do add about $300 though.
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Just bought that amp to replace some older Anthem separates.They were the lowest models back then in year 1998.Of course, I matched them with some Paradigm Studio Reference 100s and it was a terrific combo.I regret trading those speakers for newer Paradigm Studio 20s...
Recently ,I needed to "downsize" my components to lighten weight due to physical problems.
Because I am very bias towards the Canadian made Paradigms I chose the Paradigm Prestige 75F to match the MA 252.
I was advised to add a DAC,because of the Mc Intosh lack of a decent one....(my knowledge of digital components is weak...).
The 75Fs sound great with the MA 252.
One problem with this calibre of integrated amp:one really hears the obvious sound difference between some of the older CDs(sometimes coded AAD) and those that are recently digitally re mastered.
I guess my old Anthem set up did not discern this difference, so it's something to get used to..
Other speakers that I researched:Focal 936s.I am really intrigued by the ELAC speaker brand and was unable to audition any here in my area.
I would check those out.I believe you can get a lot of speaker for $2500 buying a high end Elac tower.
That's a very small room : I'd strongly advise against any Vandersteen : even the 1's need a lot of room around them to sound best.
I don't think any floor standing speaker is going to work great in that space.
I would really do a stand mount monitor in a somewhat near field set up, and supplement with a small sub. I.e. The Focal 906 + maybe a JL Dominion D108 sub (8 inch). The 906's are forward ported, so you don't have to worry about a rear port being to close up to a wall. And the inverted dome tweeter has wide dispersion. The 8" sub is plenty for that size room.
That combo at retail will run you about $2200 if you get the Dark Walnut color 906's, which are on sale for $999.