After exhausting research on the net and via magazines, and after listening to countless speakers in person, I decided to upgrade all my speakers except the sub with EFE speakers (the titanium dome 22's and 36's). I was blown away by the performance of these speakers when I listened to them at Ed Frias' carpeted home, and they perform just as well in my wood floored home. Though I could not convince my wife to let me get EFE's top of the line T-60 speakers (which are the best speakers I have ever heard and match any $20,000 speakers I have ever heard), the 22's and 36's that I got come awfully close. I even overheard my wife tell her friends recently that she now has a hard time listening to other (lesser) speakers. If anyone is in the market for $1,000 per pair speakers, I highly recommend EFE. And if the T-60's are not out of your range, you owe it to yourself to give them a listen if you are in the Southern California area. And make sure you get your name on EFE's waiting list for his Pro-One 5.1 processor. It produces an unbelievably true signal compared to any other processer I have owned. It is also the only piece of stereo equipment my wife has ever urged me to buy when she heard it.