Aw Jamie, I have to tell you that you really didn't *hear* the Epiphonies, they were just 'on'.
When you come over for a listen, I'll arrange the room a little better and be set for you. The Bryston they are hooked up to hadn't been on for like 6 months before yesterday. They are sweet for the dough.
Regarding the $1500 setup, it is a really special sound and deal.
Scott had that system setup at his place last year for the Xmas deal and everyone there had a chance to go and hear what 1500 bux could sound like. Its impressive.
If that suits your needs, you really can't go wrong. IMHO, anyway.