Just thought I'd flag this for the community at large - if you have an apartment, or a small to medium sized listening area, check out Avalon's Symbol speakers.
They are positioned between Avalon's NP Evolution and Ascendant models. I don't believe I've ever seen them reviewed in the US, but recently heard them at the outstanding Music Lovers showroom in San Francisco.
They were mated with a Rel T2 sub, an Ayre CX-7e CD spinner and a VTL IT-85 tube integrated amp. I had previously heard the Ayre/VTL combination with a wide variety of quality speakers, but the Symbols were a revelation. Originally designed for multichannel, they sounded perfect in a small two-channel/sub setup.
Again, a quality sub is required, but the combination was superb. I bought the demo pair the next day.