Hi Michael and Rob,
Thanks a lot for helping me with my quest! I think I'll be very happy too!
I spoke with Jeff today, and I got my CC limit increased. I'll probably call him later today and place the order.
Rob, yeah, your decision path makes good sense. I spoke with a Zu Superfly owner (supposedly those are similar to Omen Defs) and his opinion was that Zus weren't the best for home theater, although they can be good for music once you pair them up with the right equipment.
Someone else at Audiogon said this, "I'm not sure why you were told the Zus would not be good for a home theater (perhaps the Superflys would not, I have not heard them in a theater setting). But I had a pair of Omen Defs that was used for both 2 channel and a home theater setup and they were excellent. I also owned the Tekton Pendragons and they also would work for both very well. I ultimately chose the Omen Defs as I liked their midrange presentation better, but either of those speakers would work very well in a home theater."
I think the Noesis would likely be better though, at least for home theater. Even if I was able to listen to the Superflys, it wouldn't be too loud because the owner lives in a townhome and had to disconnect his sub.
I should probably just go through with the Noesis purchase. They're all I've heard, but based on my research they still seem at the top of the heap for my needs! I'm thinking about Archaea's review of the gunfire scene from Open Range, and how the Noesis blew everyone away with the dynamics. It doesn't seem like the Zus could do the same thing, although I could be wrong.