tickets to a live performance
That is a non sequitur.
The OP did not ask for an experience to beat the Wilson’s, he asked for a less expensive speaker that rivals them.
But I seriously doubt, that anyone who can afford speakers at near $100K, and all the accompanying gear to go along with them, would have any real problem ALSO affording tickets to live concerts.
I go to a lot of concerts every year. I attend concerts by the LA Phil at Disney Hall, I attend concerts at the great music school up the street, The Colburn School to hear very talented students, jazz gigs at LA jazz clubs, etc, etc.
None of that negates the fact that I want the best speakers I can afford in my listening room.
And yes, I have heard the XVX on several occasions. While not previously a Wilson fan, they were quite impressive.