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I have heard the Sabrina and liked it a lot but it sounds like you're happy. You have a nice system. i have mine in the living room also. I think we want it to sound like the dedicated, treated rooms at the audio stores but it may not be realistic. I don't think my wife is going for acoustic treatments in the living room.
Nice system. But if you did want to checkout other options, have you listen to any of the Vandersteens...maybe a Treo CT or Quatro CT. You may also like the new Dynaudio Contour 60 (haven't heard the new model but they look nice) or the PMC Fact 8. I have a pair of Vandy Treo CT, they are excellent speakers, mostly neutral with a touch of warmth. Lastly, they have the wife's seal of approval.
Lots of nice options suggested here. In the $7K size and price range, I'd certainly try out a set of Legacy Audio Signature SE. You get the Air Motion ribbon tweeter and mid tweeter, as well as true 22Hz bass response. I was able to do some extensive listening to the Signature SE in Black Onyx(which is absolutely gorgeous) and the sound is fantastic from top to bottom frequencies. The only reason I did not buy a set is that I'm looking to pick up a set of the Focus SE.
If you're going up to the price and size range of the Dynaudio Contour 60, you may as well go all out and get the Legacy Audio Focus SE, which brings an additional mid-woofer and two 12" bass woofers, which brings bass response down to 18Hz. I recently heard the Focus SE playing the Sheffield Lab direct to disc LP of Harry James & His Big Band -- the king james version. Man, that is one dynamic recording and I could swear Harry was in the room with us! The whole band just sounded fantastic.
I have heard The Olympica II's and the Sabrina in adjacent rooms at a small dealer's show and there was no comparison. Both are lovely speakers and at the price the Sonus Faber are great sounding, but the Sabrinas on the end of ARC amps, which they seem to suit, were quite exceptional, room filling, detailed, very dynamic.
However and there is always a "however", the price is way outside my pay grade. I would certainly like a pair, but I will wait till they start appearing second hand, perhaps when the Sabrina II, comes out and there is always a II, even 3, with Wilson.