Again thanks for the replies everyone, really appreciate it. Well kind of getting back to this and came up with some prospects. With constraints in the room, I focused on size which eliminated some good options. I would appreciate some help here. FWIW, front ported would be better for my limited placement issue. I came up with the following list which is not set in stone. Kind of leaning toward Elac but not sure if my 70 can drive them (?). That is a big question I hope someone can clear up. I know the Klipsch would do well with my amp and does look like a good option, but are Klipsch too bright? also rear ported. front would be better. I realize there have to be compromises. With the ST-70 probably using HK Citation I preamp. looking for some satisfying sound considering my environment, budget (for what I need, maybe $500), and usage limitations. What may I be missing? thoughts?
ELAC Uni-Fi 2.0 UB52
ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 (there are probably better)
SVS Prime Bookshelf (maybe too $$)