I had a demo of some speakers yesterday, and was very pleasantly surprised by the newish Quad S4 and S5 speakers. by comparison with most other speakers I've heard around their sizes and up to twice the price, I found them very very natural sounding, nicely dynamic and balanced and with wonderful refined high frequencies from the ribbon tweeter. They left me with a huge grin on my face and not wanting to stop the audition which had shifted from analytical listening to just giving me a really nice emotional connection with the music. Audition recommended.
My dealer stocks quad so I will have a listen. The z series also look interesting.
Will report back my findings.