but that are 12" wide or less (height and depth not critical) and are under $2000 for the pair.
Well, OK, *nearly* as good as the 2.3TL would be fine at this point. These days, practically everything seems to be under 12" wide so that's not a hard requirement.
Satellites with a subwoofer probably won't work for me, placement-wise, but maybe there's a small footprint SW to consider.
The room is about 16x30 with 10 foot ceilings. Will eventually be running separate Adcom amp and pre (pilfered from my main system, then upgrade that).
This is to replace my 2nd pair of 2.3TL's which are too large (width especially). The main problem is, I'll still have my original pair of 2.3TL's on my main system, to remind how much of a downgrade this second pair is.
There aren't many audio stores left standing near me, but I've about exhausted them. I've listened to several of the Definitive Tech 7000 series, some Klipsch, some Martin Logans, some Vienna Acoustics, some Polks, and some Focals. The only ones that had an equally satisfying sound to the 2.3TL's were a $3000 pair of Focals and I don't want to spend that much. I'm open to a used pair of anything, as long as they're in excellent condition.
Any suggestions on speakers (make and model) to try to track down, that meet those requiements would be appreciated. Starting to seem like Mission Impossible though.