I know the budget is higher, but I cannot recommend the JBL Studio 530 high enough. They are the top dog of all speakers I've ever owned. They smoke a pair of DCM Time Window 3's I have, and those cost $1500 in the early 90's, and they're floor standers to boot. The JBL's are overlooked, but I'm telling you, they shouldn't be. The are so well tonally balanced, and focused, with a midrange quality that seems only available at at least 3+ times their price.
There are a lot of choices in that price range that are very nice...hard decision to make for sure.