I went into my local Good Guys yesterday to check out the Klipsch SB2, as I am pondering on getting a pair of Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 monoblocks (8 watts/channel). The Klipsch SB2 are rated at 93db so I should be OK. Upon entering Good Guys' demo room, I noticed Energy's new Connoisseur line. Those who have been into audio/home theater probably have good memories of Energy's previous Connoisseur line. Anyway, I checked out the smallest bookshelf, the C1, and was quite impressed at their sound quality. The C1 retails at US$299.95/pair. Based on a 10 minute comparsion, the C1 compared quite well to the larger Klipsch SB2. Will have to do more A/B-ing between the two. Here's the link to Energy's new Connoisseur line. By the way, according to the Energy forum, a new line called XL, with three new models, will be introduced in 05/02 - 06/02 to take the discontinued e:xl line.