I'm fond of the way Zus look, and their manufacturing (plus a wealth of great color options). We'll see soon though. Devores are one that came on my radar recently and while I'd like to say I'm looking at a pair of Orangutans from them, sadly I don't have 12k to spend on speakers (pft). It'd be their lower end.
As for the Audio Notes...Unfortunately I'm not sure where to audition those around here and I haven't even seen a decent used pair for sale (and that's the only way I'd be able to afford them). I can dream I suppose.
On the 300B subject...it's absolutely what I want to do but finding a 300B amp at a decent price is easier said than done. :D I'd love some suggestions within Leben 300 price range (~3.5k).
EDIT: Since the Audio Notes are (seem to be) universally more liked than the Devore or Zu stuff do you know where to get a current price list? I'd love to own an AN-E LX or LX HE but I need to know current pricing. Even on the rest of their line. Last I saw review wise was about 6.4k for the base model. Not a single dealer in Texas.
EDIT2: Holy crap the Audio Notes go so low. 18hz. I need to actually find a graph. But, the Leben would still be just fine at 12wpc. Even at the 94db on the LX.
Edited by MorbidToaster - 12/4/12 at 3:53pm