So I've pretty much stopped at the moment of where I'm very comfortable with my setup (maybe add a bit more to my Stax collection). Now I've posted on other forums as well but since all of us come from a headphone background, I'm leaning towards a good recommendation on a set of electrostatic or horn speakers within $7k. I've heard the Nakamichi Dragons as they are pretty well regarded although they are extremely pleasing to look at they were on the thin side of the sound powered by a pair Audio Research monoblocks, for some reason I enjoyed the ML Summit and Clarity more. I have not had the chance to listen to any horn speakers but I do hear from time to time they are another level above electrostatic but I need to hear one for myself before passing that judgement as being true.
So either $7k for something finished, or maybe you can convince me that diy route with custom speaker towers would yield better results, I've done bit of diy with speakers in the past before, so cross over's, zobel's network, tweeter, woofers etc isn't exactly new to me.