I was thinking about getting a pair of these to use for general stereo listening, such as at the computer, and was wondering what would be a good amplifier for them. I've heard their a bit innefficient, which brings me to a couple other concerns with them. At $1500 for a pair, are you paying strictly for quality, or is a good chunk of that going towards exoticism, ammortization, or the name? There seem to be few choices for retailers of this model, which makes it seem a little odd that Best Buy (a big box store) has them in the Magnolia section. I've listened to them a little but it's inconvenient to do in the store. The dime a dozen aluminum tweeter dome throws me a little. I hate the cheap, metallic sound this type gives in general. Also, how much better of a buy are they for the money versus the also highly regarded MartinLogan 4's that are much cheaper; I also like the electrostatic highs. Lastly, what is their optimum listening range, would the smaller CM1's be better for a 5 foot or less listening range? http://www.modia.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductCode=cm5gb&Show=techspecs Thanks.