The room is 30’ w 18’ d 8’ h. 8’ of the width is recessed and carpeted the rest is hardwood. Kitchen dining and living room area all open. Speakers have to be in the middle of the back wall on the hardwood in the dining section of the big stupid room. Walls are logs.
They’ll be powered by a yamaha as2100 with the source being records and cassettes (because they’re the highest of hifi).
Off axis imaging is paramount. I find warmer speakers pair well with the as2100 for the sound I prefer. I don’t want a sub so some bass is ideal (some not tons).
I’m very happy with my amp and just looking to upgrade from the $2-300 speaker range and something around $1000 is where I’d like to play now.
70s and 80s rock and metal makeup the majority of my collection but that said I like a laid back sound that won’t be fatiguing.
Their new stuff is warmer tuned and very smooth at times. Also they have a pretty large sweet spot which I think you are looking for, and they pretty easily fill a room. Their higher end klipsch heritage speakers would really be up your alley imo but you would have to look used
I would really recommend the polk l100, but I don’t think it would adequately fill the room at times
The l100 or l200 would absolutely be my picks then. Very very smooth sound, great warm richness that can still somewhat fill a room (but I think a sub would be a worthwhile purchase), warmer then the klipsch too. I think it would pair great with your amp, would be a very impressive setup imo