Say bloods. I'm quasi-new to the home audio world and from what I've read so far, it seems x-overs are much more important for home audio than car audio, not to mention much more expensive. So are there any competent places that will build a passive x-over network without raping my pocketbook? I'm willing to spend a bit extra if it means buying from a place that has a good reputation rather than one that has a good chance of botching the project because they didn't pay much attention to the T/S's of the speakers in use. I was also confused as to why partsexpress is selling passive crossovers designed for 8 ohm speakers while a speaker's nominal impedence is never exactly it's rated, and with impedence being based on frequency... Are these x-overs just a cheap yet imprecise way of running speakers? Second question: Is it unlikely that the $700 or so that I plan on spending on my towers will better, say, an Adire 281 kit? I was looking into using Seas Excel 8" drivers, Peerless midrange, and Vifa XT25 tweeters. If the aforementioned threeway x-over setup would cost too much, I would consider changing the 8" Excel to a 7" Excel and ditching the midrange, or changing the 8" to Dayton or Peerless.