The original Elipsa or the current Elipsa SE (Red)? I own an Audio Research Ref 110 and a pair of the Elipsa SEs. This is a wonderful combination.
What type of music do you listen to? If it is hard rock I would tend toward the vandersteen Quatros. If you listen more to Classical, Jazz, Soft rock or singer songwriter type music then I would choose the Elipsas SE.
The SE version of the Elipsas are different than the original Elipsas. The SE version was designed to be more of a baby Stradivari Homage and uses the same tweeter. The finish is the same high gloss violin red or graphite as the Stradivari. This is a very special speaker.