Many haven't heard of this company out of Denmark, and those who have have probably commented on the "unreal craftsmanship" of these speakers, and smooth flowing sounds coming out of them. I have kicked off a good 50 hours on the speakers now, and have been utterly impressed with the sound of them...after demoing speakers (paradigm studios, dynaudio, Dali etc over the past 6 months, I found my mate...and will finally stop at these. First, the packaging..wow! I get worried about a product coming via boat from Denmark, being shipping on through the dist. center, and handled by a freight company...after I set my eyes on the pallet, I knew they would be in great shape! Not a ding in the cardboard! Whew! Opening them up was like a young child at Christmas....Up top they came with Spikes(2 variations) , post connectors, directions, Allen wrench, and WHITE GLOVES! Unbolting the bottoms (they have 2 heavy duty self tap plastic screws to hold the bottom on for security) and removing the cardboard, foam, and whatnot, my first reaction was WOW!! simply amazing looking..the pics don't do them justice by any means....Its tough to explain but they have the best finish of anything I've seen..whether it be a chair, cabinet, frame..you name it...it beats it..and its a speaker! Afer my wows, and 50 hours later...my thoughts are this...simply the best speaker I have ever looked at, listened to, and can finally say I'm done on the speaker portion! I threw everything at it...name it..organ, rock, jazz, movies of all ranges, XBOX, clarity is amazing...detail in every piece....good deep response (30 Hz) with some KICK! The soundstage present is utterly amazing in the fact that people over are convinced I have a center channel in my room (I had my screen down and they thought there was a speaker behind it) it fills my 4500 CF room with ease.... I highly recommend you do yourself a favor and listen to these speakers...I've been working with 2 Dali reps, and a sales Rep for them and I am VERY satisfied with the quick response and the flat out service they've provided with getting these to me in a timely matter (snow played a factor in this as well ..big storm delay up in MN To Ben, Steve, and Gordon..you guys are the best..thank you for you efforts, and hopefully others will give them audition...I think you are cheating yourself if ya don't at the pricepoint they are at. If you have any further questions, please PM me, or ask away....Oh...pictures Here are 2...only wish You could see that natural wood in person! ---> http://home.mchsi.com/~toml/wsb/html...e-skip-25.html PS...Although I didn't get to audition the big Dynaudio Temptations (30k'ish a pair) My audio guy told me there is no need to...the Dali line sounds as impressive at a much much lower price. (They were put away at the time, as he has sold them...reason being...the Dali line has takin over as his preferred line in HIS household. Quite a statement....but I did see them prepped for pickup.