My Focal Electra 1037BE worked quite well with XA 30.5, and I'd imagine 1007BE would also work well.
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Look into VMPS 626R monitors. They are extremely revealing speakers that still sound beautiful and dynamic. Look at upgrading with auricaps, sound deadening, and megawoofers. The total package new is about 2400.00 with a dealer/agent discount. Bass down to 37 hz. and a see through clarity that is stunning. 30 watts would work.
With your budget and your amp (which I also own), I think you have a lot of great options.
Jylee mentioned one I have heard at length: The Focal 1007be. It sounds excellent with the XA30.5 -- transparent, detailed, expressive. The 1007be has a touch of treble emphasis, though, so your source shouldn't be bright or etched, or you will hear it.
You'll get more helpful suggestions if you tell us about your preferences, or previous speakers you owned, what you liked about them, what you didn't.
That is good advise! I had a pair of the 1007be speakers three back and liked but I sold them to buy Diablo Utopias which, call me crazy but I did not like them as well, says a lot for the 1007bes. I have read that Monitor Audio has new line of Monitor stand mounts that use ribbons are a not a tuff load.
The easy to drive and excellent performance of the Coincidence Technology Triumph Extreme II's are definitely worth a listen. I have five of them in my surround system and love them. Also, instead of the Coincident speaker stands, which are excellent, you can get the Coincident passive subwoofers which also act as speaker stands. This way you get far more bottom oomph plus perfect speaker height. I use these subwoofers on the front two speakers of my surround system.