The Merlin VSM is a stunning loudspeaker that can be easily driven by most medium-powered tube amps, and it seems to especially like OTL's. Nope, I'm not a Merlin dealer - just an admirer.
Source Technology 8.2DX --- its 36 x 9 x 11 excellent fit n' finish and it sounds glorious -- I purchased it over the Von Schweikert VR2 - you didn't give a price range - its $2500. The speaker is so new the picture and specs are not on their website. I bought mine from the Source dealer in FL [email protected] (954-648-2118)
Lou is a great guy and extremely knowledgeable about audio. Carries other speaker lines as well.
Best of Luck
I used to be in the biz, and would visit Joule Electra. Judd usually shared a room with Bobby. One day Judd asked me what I thought, and I told him I was not impressed. Judd said, a lot of people say that
Now, I am a open-baffle fan. I’ve owned a lot of speakers both box and 3 different open baffle designs, whose sound stages are magical; Accoustat 2 + 2s, Magnepans, and for the last 2+ years Emerald Physics, which play everything really well
There is a pair of EP 2.7s at a crazy good price in the Agon classifieds