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Help with upgrade bug...
The best 2 way I've currently heard is the $27k Raidho D1.2. The second best is the Persona B $6k and sale prices can be found. Tell you what tho' if you ever get interested in self powered, dsp? 
How many NICE looking high end floor standing speaker are there at present
My wife likes my Meridian dsp 8000se, but I think my favorite looking are the Acoustic Zen Crescendo 
Diminishing Returns
Cerwyn Vega X215'sKISS 
There's a lot more bass in a 6.5" driver than most of you think
I have to agree the woofers in my beethovens are claimed 7” but are more like 5” and they’re tuned to play bass, limited spl for sure but clean and solid. 
Diminishing Returns
Jbl 4367 
How many NICE looking high end floor standing speaker are there at present
Sonus fabervienna acousticsmartin loganmeridiandynaudio contour 
Ported versus sealed speakers: is one type better?
Probably depends on the room. My room offered no extension from the ported speakers so deep bass was mia until I went with sealed speakers. I would think active speakers would have the benefit of sealed without the downside. 
Upgrading from Sonus Farmer Venere 3.0
Meridian powered speakers used are capable of high spl, low distortion and excellent bass. A used pair of 5200se or 7200’s around $10k will be amazing for the money then a 218 controller to feed them and you’re set.  
Why so underwhelmed by Revel F208 audition???
I just reread the OP and this thread's 5 years old... We just have to pull these speakers out to beat them down every once in awhile lol. 
2 amplifiers connected to 1 set of speakers
I thought the first post covered it? I borrowed a carver sunfire amp that survived such a experiment when I wired both channels into 1 speaker, but I wouldn't deliberately wire 2 amps to the same pair of binding posts unless I was looking for an e... 
Best bookshelf loudspeakers under 10,000 for the pair
I would buy the persona b and decent stands, buy I may have mentioned that already. 
Upgrading from Sonus Farmer Venere 3.0
Persona 3f might mate with mac gearused Usher be20dmd would rock with half that power.The ATC mentioned abofeJBL makes some compression drivers with 15'' woofers sound funThese threads always devolve to everybody posting how their speakers are the... 
Your Pick Between These Two...
What size room and what flavor music?  Then whats your budget for components. Sometimes a sealed box will give you better bass, but a bigger room might need more.  
Why so underwhelmed by Revel F208 audition???
While HK should be able to make their own drivers The F208 have been admittedly outsourced. When I inquired about availability for my salon 1's the reply was worded in a way that made me believe they also were outsourced and you can find that expe... 
KEF Conjugate Load C 80 Crossover question
20 wpc...Kef xovers tend to have somewhere in the vicinity of a million power leaching parts in them , add to that the general company conservative sound and I would be surprised if you liked the combo.