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Active Bookshelf Speakers < or ~ $2k

I currently have a set of Event 20/20 BAS v3 studio monitors (active) setup in my listening room (10 X 12ft):
http://www.eventelectronics.com/2020BAS

I've had these for the past ~5 years and have been very happy for an entry setup. My primary listening will be vinyl (Thorens TD 125 MkII w/SME 3009 series II arm) but also feed it with my digital library from a Fiio X7. There will be no home theater use and my hope is to not add a sub.

With that said I'm looking to upgrade my speaker setup with a strong preference towards an active option as I don't really want another piece of hardware with limited space.

Here is the list I've been looking into thus far:

Swan M3A mk2 $1000/pair - https://swanspeakers.com/product/m3amkii/
Kanto Tuk $800/pair - https://www.kantoaudio.com/powered-speakers/tuk/
Vanatoo T1 Encore $600/pair - https://vanatoo.com/shop/speakers/tr...nt-one-encore/
Edifier S3000Pro $800/pair - https://www.edifier.com/us/en/speakers/s3000pro
Audioengine HD6 $1400/pair - https://audioengineusa.com/shop/wire...less-speakers/
Klipsch The Sixes - $480/pair - https://www.klipsch.com/products/the-sixes
Yamaha HS8 $700/pair - https://usa.yamaha.com/products/proa...ies/index.html
Elac Navis ARB-51 $2300/pair - https://elac.com/series/navis-powere...s/arb-51/?r=us
Salk PowerPlay $2200/pair - http://www.salksound.com/model.php?m...lay%20Monitors
Focal Shape 65 $2000/pair - https://www.focal.com/en/pro-audio/m...akers/shape-65
Adam Audio A7X $1500/pair - https://www.adam-audio.com/en/ax-series/a7x/
Dynaudio Xeo 20 $2200/pair - https://www.dynaudio.com/home-audio/xeo/xeo-20
Neumann KH 120 $1400/pair - https://en-de.neumann.com/kh-120-a-g

Do any of these stand out for the price as a solid upgrade over my current setup? I'm willing to go up to the $2k mark or just over.
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May want to add the Kef Ls50 wireless to your list.... gets great reviews and members here really rave about them


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I currently have a set of Event 20/20 BAS v3 studio monitors (active) setup in my listening room (10 X 12ft):
http://www.eventelectronics.com/2020BAS

I've had these for the past ~5 years and have been very happy for an entry setup. My primary listening will be vinyl (Thorens TD 125 MkII w/SME 3009 series II arm) but also feed it with my digital library from a Fiio X7. There will be no home theater use and my hope is to not add a sub.

With that said I'm looking to upgrade my speaker setup with a strong preference towards an active option as I don't really want another piece of hardware with limited space.

Here is the list I've been looking into thus far:

Swan M3A mk2 $1000/pair - https://swanspeakers.com/product/m3amkii/
Kanto Tuk $800/pair - https://www.kantoaudio.com/powered-speakers/tuk/
Vanatoo T1 Encore $600/pair - https://vanatoo.com/shop/speakers/tr...nt-one-encore/
Edifier S3000Pro $800/pair - https://www.edifier.com/us/en/speakers/s3000pro
Audioengine HD6 $1400/pair - https://audioengineusa.com/shop/wire...less-speakers/
Klipsch The Sixes - $480/pair - https://www.klipsch.com/products/the-sixes
Yamaha HS8 $700/pair - https://usa.yamaha.com/products/proa...ies/index.html
Elac Navis ARB-51 $2300/pair - https://elac.com/series/navis-powere...s/arb-51/?r=us
Salk PowerPlay $2200/pair - http://www.salksound.com/model.php?m...lay%20Monitors
Focal Shape 65 $2000/pair - https://www.focal.com/en/pro-audio/m...akers/shape-65
Adam Audio A7X $1500/pair - https://www.adam-audio.com/en/ax-series/a7x/
Dynaudio Xeo 20 $2200/pair - https://www.dynaudio.com/home-audio/xeo/xeo-20
Neumann KH 120 $1400/pair - https://en-de.neumann.com/kh-120-a-g

Do any of these stand out for the price as a solid upgrade over my current setup? I'm willing to go up to the $2k mark or just over.
I'd start here; they also have a 6.5" version.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

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