So Zoom25 Did you go Bryston or what ???
I ended up going slightly differently. I went with Amphion One15 + Amphion 100 amp + Amphion speaker cables. A total package. Kept it with the studio gear side of things. They are passives, but each component is designed and picked by the manufacturer, so no guesswork involved in matching.
It is beyond wonderful. Definitely ATC level IMO (in fact it might be even more engaging than ATC overall). I was very tempted with active or passive SCM20 mk2. The actives were slightly more expensive. The passives were doable, but didn't want to deal with third party amp matching.
I'm listening in a 1.0 m triangle at the desk and they work perfectly at this range. I'm at a loss of words. At a similar size, there is LS50 which I thought were okay, but the One15 are at least 2-3 leagues ahead of them.
I think my next move will be to get something that is bordering on midfield/largefield. ATCs will definitely be on that list....or there is also Amphion Two18+Base25...these prices are beyond insane! All the things we put up with