I went to Good Guys and Circuit City today to check some TV's and speakers. I wanted to check out the Polk RT1000i speakers. At Good Guys they had three top of the line receivers in their sound room. One was a Denon 4800 and the other two were a Yamaha and a Sony. She started playing some CD's and I noticed a very audible hiss. I was like wtf is that? The speakers could not have that much of a hiss. I mean my Eosone speakers with a Technics receiver had less hiss than this even when I cranked it. I'm wondering if it has to do with all the speakers (nearly 20 pairs in the room) having to be set up to switch between them. I mean it was pretty bad. Then she couldn't get the subwoofer to work. I don't think I'm going to judge the RT1000i's performance based on that because I don't think they got a fair shot. I also wanted to try the RT2000i's but they didn't have any there or they were hidden very well. If only Fresno had a decent audio/video place where people will help you and not harangue you. That is one reason I like Best Buy. I wouldn't buy most of their audio stuff, but they don't harass you while you are looking around. I don't know if I can really judge a speaker's performance at these places, but it's my only available option.