I was in Tweeter today and was checking out some new mirage speakers, and while talking to the salesman (he actually knew audio--wow!) he said Klipsch dropped their line from Tweeter to concentrate on their big-box retailers like Best Buy. I realized that he was right--there were no Klipschs in there anymore. Another formerly smallish/high quality company goes for the mass-market....and mediocre.....segment. I knew when Paul Klipsch passed away something like this would probably happen. Anyway....... What prompted me to talk to the salesman in the first place was seeing these JBLs in one of their demo rooms. Yikes! I finally get to hear them after years of just looking at them on the website. But I only had Beck's Guero dvd-audio with me, the Denon player didn't have its analog outs hooked up & Guero was purposely recorded with a rather grungy sound (& it does sound like that) so I'll have to go back with a better recording on CD. We did watch some of this documentary I brought for another purpose which has a great Dolby 5.1 track* but I don't like to audition speakers I've never heard before with a surround recording or a compressed format. The bass was impressive though and completely free of boominess. A B&K amp was powering everything, along with a JBL processor (supposedly made by Lexicon). * the warning on the dvd's front cover about intense bass is not marketing b.s. While watching this film the phrase "horrified fascination" kept popping up in my head. It is very good--I've watched it many times--but it also scares the crap out of me & everyone that has watched it with me. The clarity of the images of those explosions can be startling & NOTHING like the fuzzy/grainy/washed out ones most people have seen.