I am truly tired of trying to get the best of both worlds so I am going to set up a modest 2 channel system. I am looking for speaker recommendations. I will be driving them with a Plinius integrated amp and using a Sony SACD player (yet to be determined). I may in the future go back to a MSB Link Dac for redbook. I will be purchasing a pair of bookshelf speakers. I am currently auditioning Meadowlark Verios and Totem Model Ones. Both are outstanding and I will probably choose between the two but I am soliciting advice on others that I might have missed. I am looking for speakers that can disappear and have extension to around 40hz. Both of the speakers above fall just shy of the extension requirement but are absolutely amazing at imaging, soundstage and that disappearing act. For those of you that know me, you can see I am looking to move beyond the mass produced speakers into something truly handcrafted. The Totems stretch my budget new at $1600 but can be found used at under a grand. I will probably buy used to save the dough but please do not let my budget deter you from recommending. Thanks in advance.