I'm very interested in the X5 but I wonder how these would work in my room? My speakers are about 8' apart and I sit about 10' away. There is a wall on the left side (as I face my speakers) of the room, but the right side is completely open to about 800-1000 sq ft. My couch is up against the back wall, but it's actually about a half wall open to a staircase going down, then a full back wall 5-6' further back. I think my space used to be a formal, but small, dining room or living room. The big issue is that one speaker is in a corner and the other is open on the side. I also can only pull the speakers out about 2', measured from front baffle to the wall. I'm using Salk Song3's now and they image and sound great, but I always wish I had a bigger room with equal distance from walls around each speaker.
I'd also love to see the different finish options side-by-side. I think I've seen the natural and honey on line, but not the walnut or black. If the black shows some of the grain it may look pretty cool, and I usually hate black speakers.