The contractors started work today on my media room ( a 3rd floor 700 SF attic ) I was not prepared to make a choice yet, but they had a job cancel and asked if they could start today instead of 2 weeks from now.... OK, long story short, I have heard OF the Orb speakers, but have never heard them. But I have read great reviews. My wife grew up with Bose, and likes it ( and in fact, I use a professional Bose system to DJ ). I don't love the Bose for home stuff. In fact, I visited a Bose Store in NC this past weekend and I could not get the sales guy to really crank it up. It was the system they sell for $999. We are - well I am - looking at the Orb as what we will get. Not sure Mod 1 or 2.... I will be pairing whichever speakers I buy with a Yamaha RXV671. Thoughts, please? I need to make a choice FAST.