Over the last several years, speaker manufacturers have tailored to the budget home theater market in a big way. Companies like ELAC, RBH, Polk and many others have made speakers that have high quality components at low to moderate prices. As a long-time HT geek, I am very happy about the trend. Even though I have champagne tastes and a soda budget (don't drink), I don't feel that I have to compromise on good quality home theater gear. Aint' we lucky we got em!!!