Zu Essence vs. Gemme Tanto

Has anyone had the opportunity to compare these two speakers?
I had the Zu Druid and the Tanto V1 ... I could never get the Druid to integrate with my system and set-up to match the superlative reviews. Not sure if it was placement, equipment, a combo of both or just the speakers strengths and weaknesses did not match my own preferences. The Zu was sold and the Tanto V1 remained. The Tanto was recently replaced by a pair of Alon Exoticas so they are sitting around collecting dust. Still a fine speaker, but the Exotica is a step ahead in refinement (as it should be at $10k retail).

btw, the Essence was reviewed by Art Dudly in the current issue of Stereophile if that sort of thing matters to you.