I've spent months researching - and a ton of time on AVSForum. A good friend of mine who's very knowledgeable suggested looking at Axioms (I was ready to pull the trigger on B&W 6 series).

I've sent PM's to the three people listed in the hearing things section, but haven't heard back from any of them yet...hoping there might be someone else in this area on the site. I'm looking at the M60, VP150, adn QS8's. Thanks in advance.