I just finally got to listen to some for an extended amount of time. I listened to the $1500 Hawk model with 1 metal tweeter and 1 5.25" driver. The cabnet is a little unimpressinve as far as-you hit the side and it vibrates and echos like crazy, the rear port isn't even a REAL port tube, BUT just a hole, the cabnet is tiny as are the drivers. THE CABNET IS beautiful though. aside from the cabnet, the speaker sounded amazing. I was hooked up to Conrad-Johnson tube pre-amp and amp. You can not believe the depth and clearity of such a small speaker, it is amazing, you almost can't believe your ears. I absolutely love my B&Ws, and always felt like I would stay with that brand for eveery room and system, now I think that I will always stay with them, but for a second system (bedroom or spare room) I may try the hawks (having 2 systems teh exact same can get a little boring, so what the heck)!!! The only weaknesses that I really find is that they really can't produce as much volume (so mild-mod listening levels only), so the HT application maybe not the ideal. Even though $1500 for such a small speake with only 2 drivers seems like a lot, for the sound you get, they are amazing. btw, 1 of the reasons Totem can use different technology and not have as "beefy" of a cabnet is that it uses a coating on the inside to dampen/reduce sound waves, this coating has been used by NASA in the space shuttle pod, as it comes back down to earth, the bottom gets red hot, when they use this same coating to absorb the energy (heat) as Totem does to absorb the energy (sound waves), I wouldn't believe it unless I heard it with my own ears.