hi.. kewl.. I like everything about the vx1 (including looks...lol) better i think it would be quite good for you purpose.
since you are looking at used (apparently) have you checked (and excuse my ignorance of teh great white north) but CL (or whatever similar you've got up there) for other used hifi speakers
I have found some really great speakers for very little money here (SoCal)
some examples of my favorites
$40 JBL L1s (i love these speakers they are very very good)
$50 Klispch KG2.5 $50 (rather big~ish for bookshelf speakers) mine are in excellent shape made in USA just super for what I paid (have them hooked up to my HT
$20 B&W DM302 (these are really good very musical and fairly small (probably a bit smaller than the 30s) front ported so can be placed near wall)
$50 NHT SuperZero's (older version made in USA)
I would think being in canada you might well be able to find some Paradigm's or PSB's at decent prices used maybe with some looking about?
might want to look here?