I just completed my front sound stage, and man do they sound great. They have been compared to the Totem Arrows, so i went down to A&B sound and had a listen. I was also told/read that the Spires were better "Hands Down", and now that i had a chance to listen to them both i have to agree 100%. I love these speakers. I love the sound and look of the W3-871S. I made the cabinets out of 1/2" MDF to spec and finished them with Cherry veneer and three coats of wipe on poly. The feet were made out of Zebra Wood. I think they accent them very nicely. The pics can be found from the link below. there are 2 pages of pics, i'm pretty proud of myself right now, and without this forum and it's members, i'd still have my old junkers.. I love D.I.Y........ I'm having a blast.