I think it is Want vs Need. Of course you want new speakers,we all want new speakers....but do you need them?
Here are the existing speakers -
2.5-way, 5.5" bass drivers (140mm), 48hz bass response.
Are these about the size of speaker you want for your replacement?
Your room is about 17.5ft x 13ft with 10ft ceilings. That's not a large room. I would say small enough for higher quality Bookshelf Speakers
, though similar 5" to 5.5" Floorstanding speakers
would also work. I think 2x6.5" are boarder line, potentially workable, but getting on the big side. I would speculate, based on the limited information I have, that 2x8" are a bit over the top for that space.
With $1000 to $2000 for the Front Three (Left/Center/Right), you can get something different, perhaps something you like better, but I'm not sure that is enough to take a sizable leap up in sound quality. Others can disagree.
According to this CNET Review, the Monitor 7 V7 are about $899, but not clear if that is each or a pair. Perhaps ou could enlighten us on the actual price. Doing some quick searching, I'm going to assume they are $900/PAIR.
So, now we have some perspective.
Is there any sound characteristic you like or that will fit your room better.
Though they haven't quite hit the stores yet, the Monitor Audio Silver 200 (2x5.25")
or the bookshelf Monitor Audio 100 (1x8")
could get the job done for you.
Monitor Audio Silver 200 (2x5.25", 38hz) - $750 each / $1500/pair -
The large Bookshelf Monitor Audio Silver 100 (8", 40hz)
are a $1050/pair -
Most would say the Monitor Audio are crisp without being bright.
There are Two Monitor Audio Silver Center speakers, one standard, and one Big -
Monitor Audio Silver C150 (2x5.25", 52hz) - $725 each -
Monitor Audio Silver C350 (2x6", 3-way, 40hz) - $875 -
Another more smooth speaker would be the -
Wharfedale REVA 3 (1x125mm (~5"), 40hz) - $1500/pr - (Gloss White, Gloss Black, Gloss Rosewood, Gloss Walnut) -
The REVA Center is about $700 -
Wharfedale REVA-C Center (2x115mm, 60hz) - $699 -
These are not going to be a bright and forward as Paradigm, more so they are going to be sweet and smooth.
Internet Direct companies as others have suggested can be very high value, and are certainly worth looking at.
But first we need some sense of the size of speaker you would prefer. I think the 5" to 5.5" floorstanding, or the larger 6.5" or 8" bookshelf are worth considering.
Keeping in mind that for a fixed amount of money, you will get a better bookshelf speaker that can still be good on its own for music.
Just a few suggestions.