Some of my audiophile friends have told me that I can get a great deal by ordering speakers factory direct online as opposed to buying through a hi-fi audio shop. With this advice in mind, I have (temporarily, perhaps) suspended my quest for a pair of Dynaudio Contour S5.4's and tried to dig up some good deals on the information highway...
In my search for a pair of speakers around the $5k mark, I stumbled upon a company I have never heard of before - Forte Sounds (www.fortesounds.com). I think they only have one product, the Triathlon Loudspeakers, which they list at $4,750/pair. If anyone knows anything about this company or their speakers, I'd really like to hear about it. Their website has a lot of information about their speakers and they look stunning, but I can't help but feel a bit weary without some audiophile's opinions. I was also checking out the Linbrook Super Towers from Tyler Acoustics on AudiogoN (http://cgi.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cl.pl?spkrmoni&1149090105) - a company I also know nothing about.
If anyone knows of some other good speaker deals (I'm looking for something around $5,000/pair), please let me know! Thanks for the help.