I have been a big fan of Vandersteens for a long time. I have moved up their model chain over the years.
They recently started selling a model called the Treos which have gotten great reviews. I think they list for $6k per pair. I am not sure what the retail price is.
I would recommend you check them out.
+1 on the Treo's. They are a good size for an apartment too. Terrific sound quality. They are $6k for the pair retail.