I have own Sonus Fabers over the years and suggest you audition the Olympica Nova line.
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Wow what a deluge of recommendations overnight! So overwhelmed. I’d love to hear all of them in my house in a blind listening session but thats obviously impossible!
I will include panels - a dealer I’ve purchased from in the past wants me to buy Martin Logan Expression 13a heavily discounted right now would be his choice. Magnepans are better ? But they look a lot bigger?
Other brands that peaked my interest are Magico, Vandersteen, Sound Labs, Nola and Bache Tribecas!
Interesting so far Harbeth has been recommended the most.
Last point, whomever told me about SkyFi Shop which is like 15 minutes from me. Thank you- that may be my best bet as they can bring over several different rebuilt speakers (some of the same brands above come in and out of their shop) at a huge discount to my living room. Its an idea anyway. They have Nola Baby Grand Referemce for 25k, retail was $60k, just an example.
Personally I own Vandersteen 5As. I would look for a nice used pair in the =$6K range and sink money into other components that you feel you need. They have a small footprint for a full range speaker. I have not compared them to the newer Vandersteens with the newer drivers. But saving a few bucks the sound would have to be about $10K better.
Next if you want a 3D image then go with open baffle speakers like Alon/Nola, Spacial Audio, etc. You tube them and go through the list on of other videos on the side of the screen. If you have a large enough room then you tube field coil speakers. IMO they are the ultimate sound, space, imaging, depth, etc. The mid-range to my ears is the best you can achieve. I built myself a pair but they are no full range yet.