You might look at Klipsch Reference speakers, RF-82s, RF-62s. Also check out EMP Tek E55Ti towers. The Aperion Intimus 5T tower is probably not bad. If it were me, I would go for the JBL Studio 570 , on sale now for $479 each which puts it nicely in your budget at the moment, that would be my first choice.
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