I have been researching 2-channel speaker options for that day that I can actually afford to pull the trigger. The budget I am targeting is ~$2000. I am particularly interested in the Salk Songtower QWT and the Aperion Verus Grand Tower. The Ascend Sierra Tower may be added depending on the reviews.
I am looking for something that will be used exclusively for music (at least for now). The listening area will be approximately 8x8 feet with the room itself being roughly 11x22 feet (a grand piano takes up the remaining space).
My ears will be about 6 feet from the speakers, so I am concerned about tower speakers and am wondering if selecting a 2-way speaker over a 3-way speaker would be preferred. If I have to move to bookshelf size speakers, then I am open to that. If possible, however, I'd like to exclude subwoofers from consideration as the Songtower and GVT seem to be sufficient in bass for music listening.
Eventually, my thought is to use the speakers with an Emotiva XPA-2 and either a UMC-1, XMC-1 (when it is released), or Marantz AV7005. The player will probably be an Oppo BDP-80 (which I already have).
I currently have had Infinity Compositions Overture 2s (main) and Overture 1s (center and surround) as speakers. I recently moved the Overture 1s to the listening area mentioned above, but I would like to find something that will upgrade these speakers. The OV1s are currently being used with a Harmon Kardon AVR-65.
Finally, the room has been acoustically treated (insofar as I am able) with GIK 244s and Tri-traps. The sofa is against the back wall, which I know is not ideal, but that is all I can do with it. The 244 panels are directly behind the listening area.
What would you recommend for someone in my situation? Thanks.