Everywhere you look you find literature pushing new improved tower speakers. I went into my local A&B Sound store and asked the guy to fire up some thousand dollar Missions, Energy, and then JBL towers. Unless my old ears are plugged with wax my current old Cerwin Vega SE 500s bought in the early 90's sounded as good if not better. Granted I paid about six or seven hundred of early 90's dollars for them which would be about the same as a pair of current thousand to twelve hundred dollar towers. Speaker technology must not have leaped forward as much as say receiver technology whereby a Dolby Digital is going to knock your socks off when compared to an old Dolby Surround receiver when both are hooked up properly. Does this make sense? And if so is a new speaker revolution right around the corner.