My budget is $1k or less for a pair of mains. I am days away from purchasing the 250s/and center. I have been able to listen to the Mirage Omni 250's and I just love the sound they put out. I may even consider the 260, but I am not sure the change in woofers from 5 1/4 to 6 1/2 are really worth $300 more. Now the Swans were up on my list, but of course I cannot hear them. I just sold my Ascend Acoustics becaues the center channel was too bright and I want to move up. So guys, please share your experiences and opinions on these speakers. All input is appreciated.