I agree with the above Coincident recommendations. The Super Eclipse II or III (latest version - 92db sensitivity) gets my vote.
Good luck with your search!
Thanks for all your suggestions. It seems like the two speakers are evenly split. I'm impressed with the reviews for the Merlins VSM, but I really should hear both speakers. I had classes this weekend, otherwise THE Show and CES would have provided me with the opportunities. I did email Atma-Sphere, but they must be exhibiting in Vegas, as I haven't received a response. Any other suggestions are appreciated.
Happy 2006 to everyone!