Check out this bookshelf speaker shootout. Most of them are still available new and all should be available used. I bought a pair of the Yamaha NS-6490 3 way speakers based off that shootout and have been quite happy with the results I get. I use them in the garage without a sub. Any of those speakers should work well for you.
Yamaha CX-A5000 - VTA ST-120 (6550 output tubes) - Salk Song Towers - Oppo 103
Vinyl Room: Emotiva PT-100 - Acurus A100 amp - Acoustic Research AR-2ax - Marantz TT42 - Oppo 103 Twas a woman who drove me to drink. I never had the decency to write and thank her ~ WC Fields