Help me recommend some speakers for a friend

I've been helping a budding audiophile build a new budget but still nice system. He lives in another state, so it's been an exercise of email swapping. Some items have been my recommendation while others are of his own choosing.

So far he's built a system with:

VPI Scout with a Sumiko Blue Point Special
Project Phono Box SE II with RCA tubes
Yaqin MS-13B (a ~50W Chinese push-pull EL34 amp)
Kimber 4PR speaker cable
KEF iQ30 speakers on stands

The KEFs were a good upgrade compared to his older speakers, but he really wants something with more bass. The problem is he has a smallish room with wood floors, so I'm not about to recommend a large floorstander or panel speakers. Any recommendations in the sub-$1k category?
An inexpensive option that will work well in a small room and deliver plenty o bass are the dynaudio excites. Very easy to drive. A terrific little loudspeaker.
I second the REL. I have a T-3 in a small with wood floors and it does very well
Spendor s8e. Moderately sized floor stander - great value used. Terrific w/ 50 watts of tube juice.