I wouldn't recommend planar speakers in a small room. They need to be well out from the back wall and from side walls to take advantage of their strengths.
The dipole radiation pattern of planar speakers is nice because it will excite fewer room modes. The down side is that they don't have a ton of dynamic range and they aren't really great for bass. In a bigger room, I'd consider a hybrid system like Martin Logans that have a dynamic woofer for low frequencies.
In your current room, I'd stick with some decent monitors and maybe add a small sub if you want more bass.
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