Soundfield Monitor 1's are definitely worth a look. It beats out some very high end stuff for me, and uses a KEF Coax, which is very room friendly. I agree with going for the best 2 channel you can afford now, I have a multichannel system, but the heart and soul are the fronts, and I listen 2 channel mostly. Get the fronts right, and the rest will come. If I didn't go down this road then Duke's stuff over at Audiokinesis would have been a go to. I also am giving away my preference, it's very interesting to compare point source/controlled directivity speakers, with standard cone and dome/ribbon. I wish I would have made this comparison earlier myself and saved some money.