First post here. Thanks for your input in advance. I am looking for some advice on purchasing a pair of stereo speakers for a family member who is a pianist. She is a piano teacher who does a fair amount of critical listening to students and other teachers recordings as well as other classical recordings. She only wants to spend around $1000 however she said she could go a bit higher if she found something that she really liked. I'm guessing she probably wants to spend no more than $1300 or so. So, that is the first criteria. The second criteria is that she be able to listen to her own music on the pair of speakers before purchasing. I have checked the websites of the home theatre stores near to us and the following speaker manufacturers are available: Energy, JM Labs, James, Paradigm, Mirage, PMC, Revel, Speakercraft, Bagend, Klipsch, Magnepan, Reference3A, Sennheiser, B&W, Thiel, Wilson Audio, Definitive Technology, Bose, Boston, and M&K. It would be preferable that the speakers be bookshelf sized as that is where her current speakers are located. But, she could probably be swayed otherwise if we found something that was not a bookshelf sized speaker. Any input would be much appreciated.