As some of you may know I had ordered a pair of Ascend Acoustics CBM-170's that although really nice, have been an adventure in obtaining. One of my speakers mistakenly went to Germany, then when I finally got it, it fell from a stand that collapsed and died. My review of these fine speakers can be found here: http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=88431 Well yesterday, I managed to crack the woofer on one of my CBM's during an extended high decibel playing session ... I swear I've had the worst luck with these speakers. Service has been top notch from David at Ascend ... And just when I was set to order the center and surrounds to complete my package .... As it stands, I have 1 dead CBM, with a separated woofer, tweeter and dented crossover, 1 CBM with a cracked woofer and one other functional speaker ... At this point I'm thinking of going Klipsch (RF-3's ??)as there's a local dealer here in Trinidad and I should be able to easily get the SPL levels from the speakers to keep up with my dual SVS 16-46 CS+ combo ... I'm actually hoping the Klipsch will surpass the SVS for output capabilities ... Anyway just sharing, suggestions are welcome ..