Need help determining optimal speaker upgrade for around $1,500
I recently moved with the promise of being able to upgrade my current 3.1 setup (Q Acoustics 3020's L&R, Def Tech CS8060HD Center, RSL Speedwoofer10S with Denon AVR-3312CI) once the new room was set up in accordance with the wife's preferences of course. I originally planned to upgrade from the bookshelf front to floorstanders and use the Q's as rears. Unfortunately the new room layout allows for the TV to be mounted above the fireplace in the center of the room (15'Wx8'Hx18'L) but no place to mount the Def Tech center (too deep). My wife would also love to get rid of the sub, and minimize cables on the wood floors so my priorities are:
Best Performance for the Money (around $1,500 (40% Movies/40% Gaming/20% Music)--total budget of $2,000
I appreciate innovation and aesthetic, don't care about brand
Possible Active or Wireless Speaker/Wireless conversion to passives floorstanders?
Clear enough highs that I don't need to replace the center channel if possible -- Am I going to miss the sub and center going from 3.1 to a 4.(2) setup? (2 towers with enough low end that a subwoofer is not needed)
Future Proof - Dolby Atmos enabled*
My current short-list includes:
Def Tech 9060's (Active 10" Subs x 2 might be enough to replace the RSL sub? + higher sensitivity so easier to push with smaller wireless amp) - Worst Looks but small footprint, Dobly Atmos Enabled
SVS Prime Pinnacles (I appreciated the design and the bass would likely be enough except for at the extreme low end)
Monitor Audio Silver 300's (open box/on sale) - Highly rated and nice design aesthetic
Canton Chrono SL 596 (On Sale for $1500/pair at accessories4less, high quality for value, good design, should be enough bass)
Canton Chrono 509.2 (On Sale for $1300/pair, high value, good design)
Q Acoustics Concept 40 or 3050's - probably not enough low end to get rid of the sub, but would timbre match the 3020's I already have and are visually appealing and I could buy a wireless conversion kit for RSL sub for more discrete placement.
Sorry for the long post, and thank you in advance for all advice!