Thanks for the suggestion, Mike. I actually did look at those as well, but the Sonance has the aesthetics Im after. I love the tall 5 speaker design since I am trying to fill out as much of the 8' high column I built specifically to house the speakers, and the carbon fiber cones will fit in perfectly since I will have other carbon fiber cues in my theater.. I just want to be sure that they sound as good as they look before I buy, and thats hard to do since tere is no dealer local to me where I could listen to them in person.
The specs look great on paper, and with THX certification, I bet they perform great, but Id like to hear some real world reviews, which are scarce unfortunately.. With this much money on the line, I would like to have more of a warm-fuzzy feeling, but all I have now is anxiety lol.. Perhaps its because I am blowing the budget by 4-5x what I anticipated, Im sure that contributes too haha..
Oh, and if anyone knows of a place that sells these, please let me know. I have a few quotes right now, and oddly, the highest and the lowest are both from authorized dealers. I still have a couple of quotes out to get back to me, but if there are anymore places I should check, please let me know.