The Focal do not sound harsh/edgy to me, and I like their tweeter > and for some speakers - the complaints
about speakers can be due to having ear problems, as some people do not have perfect vision. > Also, room
set-up ( floor, walls, furniture) and speaker placement, can play a part.
The idea about testing bookshelves is a good one - Also, your room can handle some bookshelves with a nice
My recommendation for towers, will take you over budget.
Who and Where - is the Way, the Truth and the Life?
Speakers > MB Quart VS05, Boston VS260, Snell K7
Subwoofer > Mordaunt Short Aviano 7
Receiver > Tascam PAR-200, Pioneer VSX-30