I just purchased my first home theater setup and I wasn't willing to spend too much on it yet. I got Wharfedale Diamond 8.3's for the front, 8.1's for the surround, a Diamond 8 Center, with a Pioneer VSX-D510G all for only US$700. I added a B&W ASW300 sub for $300. The thing is... I'm so happy with the way it sounds and I have been listening to CD's almost every night! From classical to jazz to bossa nova to U2 to trance! The soundstage is also unbelievable since the stereo sound seems to be coming from the center speaker also. Anyway, am I the only one happy with the Diamonds? What are the bad points about it? Will it last long? Anyone replaced their old Diamonds with another brand and saw a big difference? Also, is their an advantage in filling in the Diamond 8.3's with sand since there is an opening just for that feature?