This year it will be very tough to get Skylon Deafcon Reference IV and V unless Skylon is able to get some of the missing components quickly.
I have been in discussions with Duane and Wakeside will offer the NVS line starting in June.
These are definitely the best two high performance (pro-audio) tower speakers on the market today considering SQ and SPL.
I currently have the Deafcon V's on my VLX and I am very impressed with both the volume and the sound quality. I have about 400 watts RMS per side at 2 ohms but they do fine with 250 per side.
We are going to try a pair of the NVS 1010's on our boat next just so the Wakeside sales team can compare ourselves.
My guess is that the Skylon Deafcon Reference V's probably have slightly better sound quality and less SPL. The NVS 1010's have the highest SPL of any tower speakers on the market today. I am anxious to hear the SQ.
The biggest advantage of the NVS this year is that they are available. Skylon will lose a lot of sales due to short supply of required components to complete the IV's and V's, but I am expecting great things next season. Who knows, maybe they will still recover this season?
I'm just happy that two companies "get it" regarding SQ and SPL.