This is for the future. Probably within 2-3 years I'll be looking for some very pretty and small bookshelfs that will give me crazy soundstaging and super real sounding vocals (<$1000). They will be used with my NAD pre/amp.
It's just that once in a while I like to pull out the LSi9, place them beside my RF-35 and connect them to my NAD amp and enjoy something different. The LSi are really nice speakers but their mid-range hump and sometimes 'bloated bass' can get really annoying especially when I'm listening to a recording that excites the 'weakness' in my LSi. I just find that the LSi9 can sound to thick for my taste. I know it's not the room because several other LSi9 owners reported the same thing in the past.
So which bookshelfs should I be looking at? I don't care if they don't dig low. So far I'm thinking B&W and Monitor Audio. What about those Maggies? I know they don't have bookshelfs but do they have a model under $1K? I hear they're very good on vocals.