May have to drive to Chicago. I'm having a similar challenge. Planning to fly there to listen to the F52, Studio2's as well as Thiels.
They sound outstanding! Very clean and musical. Top end is crazy good. Both male and female vocals come across like they are in the room. Deep base is tight but a bit light to my taste. Overal speaker is dynamic and fast but power hungry. I'm using Marantz Ma-700 mono blocks. One per channel at 200 watts each. I think I could bi-amp them and get more out of them if I had the right cables. My pre is an arcam av9 and I use a sonos with a bryston bda-1 dac for music. I have been able to convince myself that the next upgrade will be the revel b15a sub. The WAF is about an 7-8(which is incredible in this house)partially from the sound but also because they look great. I could easily be found a week later unshaven with my hand clutching the remote, stacks of empty pizza delivery boxes and beer bottles all around. I wouldn't know what day it was. But, I love the F-52's.