just wanted to let you guys in on something. i don't care for Bose and wouldn't buy them. i like Klipsch personally. i always hear about how expensive Bose and they are high priced but here is the kicker. my best friend works in the manufacturing dept. for jbl speakers and let me tell ya, those $600 floor standing jbl's cost the company about $130 to manufacturer(incl. parts and labor).the rest of the money goes to the name. believe me, all these high end manufacturers out there can build this stuff really cheap with the different manufacturing processes they have today. my friend tells me it takes them about 45 minutes to throw a pair of towers together. just wanted to let you in on this. to bad the prices for this stuff can't come down instead of going up all the time.