I have a similar sized room, it is a den conversion to my private music room. (Calling it a 'studio' would be grandiose. It is a friggin' den filled with gear.) I have the Real Traps room kit.
I was looking for the best performance I could get that would fit into the room. I had hoped to make it a $5k choice, but for what I wanted, the sweet spot seemed to be $10k. After looking at all of the options, and there were quite a few, I narrowed it down to Barefoot 27s and ATC SCM25As. Both fit into your $10,000 price. Both are widely appreciated. I read thread after thread and spoke to owners of both, and after doing so determined that the SCM25A
would be my choice.
If I was going for Geithains I would have to spend more money to get what I wanted.
For less money, I wanted to hear the Trident HG-3. Friends of mine did listen to them at AES and passed on their opinions. According to them it is a nice sounding speaker but not on the same level as the ATC SCM25A
or Barefoot 27s. (In fairness, they cost about half as much.)
The smaller Barefoots and the smaller ATCs might be worth a look. I don't know what either of these cost and then there will be other contenders from other manufacturers to consider before coming to a short list for less money.
But I'm curious as to why you've decided that your room is too small for 944k, MM35, (or by association, SCM25A) speakers?