Hi Mailman: I recently picked up a pair of the Reynaud Twins that do this trick very much like an electrostatic. This quality could probably be enhanced further if you were to use an SET type amp or perhaps a class A SS amp. Some push/pull tube amps also sound good at low output, but some do not and you would have to try them out. There are also special volume pot designs that make the music sound balanced at low and high volume but they are very expensive. Another thread is about these and I have heard the work of the guy that they started the thread on as he is a local. His gear sounds great but is way out of my price range. For now I am running them off of a little Musical Fidelity amp with good results. We live in a small apartment as well and I am able to listen comfortably at all hours of the night, when I cannot sleep, without disturbing my wife or guests. The low and high frequencies are pretty much in balance at very low volume. The speakers are inexpensive at under $800.00 if you pass on the stands, which I did. My 29" metal stands work just fine. Oh, and the speakers sound super at normal volumes as well.