I've heard most of the speakers listed here including Magico, Kef, Martin Logan, Legacy, Wilsons, Sonas Faber, etc. The stand out for me is Bob Carver's new ALS speakers. Difficult to dial in but once you do your due diligence, the sound is incredible...full extension down to 20 Hz and up to 30+ KHz, incredibly huge sound stage with monitor like imaging when called for, dynamic as hell, and detail like planars. You can tune the sound to your room with its adjustable crossover. I think it's around $18.5 K with active subwoofer.