I am very nervous about taking the plunge into buying these speakers from Ed. I originally set out to find speakers in the $600/pair range, looking at B&W 602 and Paradigm bookshelf speakers. I have talked with Ed and read a lot of reviews by his customers (one ever said they were better than his paradigm studio 100's) and now it has seriously caught my attention. I just don't know yet. Has anybody tried these speakers out on here, and what are your impressions?