After hearing the infinity beta 50 at a friends house I was definitely hooked. They worked equally well for stereo as HT and when I heard that it get a pair at half the cost things got better. However there is one thing that has me anxious as to hell well they will perform. My room is squared at about 13X12 and I'm afraid they may be too boomy. I recall hearing that if you place a sub in a wide open spot with a significant amount of room to the left and to the right that it will make the bass more boomy. So by placing a floorstanding speaker in a tighter space wouldn't that cause the opposite. Also can you audition a single speaker and see about how boomy the pair will be.