When I move, I'll spring for a pair of QS8s. In the meantime, I use a pair of Mission 77ds, a good looking wall hanger with a pair of 100mm (4") drivers and a pair of tweeters in bipolar configuration. They actuall sound terrific. They originally listed for about $350. Could be found on ubid for a while for about $40 a pair.
Tough to beat close out prices of discontinued speakers being dumped on internet jobber sites.
Similarly, Michaura speakers which appear to have used the same drivers as Axiom uses (5.25" and 6.5"), in very rigid hex shaped cabinets covered in beautiful rosewood like finish, came in M22, M50 and M60 like configurations. These speakers were blown out by ubid for as little as $19 each for the M22 like M55s, $50 each for the M50 like M66s and $100 each for the M60 like M665s.
Enjoy the Music. Trust your ears. Laugh at Folks Who Claim to Know it All.