I just received my pair which I ordered from Harman Audio for $200 (for the pair). The first thing I noticed when I opened the large box, was that it had two massive speakers inside! I knew the dimensions before ordering it but that doesn't really prepare you for the size of these beasts. They are a really hefty speaker and they look pretty funny on my skinny stands. Equipment: Harman Kardon PT2300 stereo pre-amp Harman Kardon Signature 2.1 amp Sony SCD-CE775 SACD Player Panasonic S47 (2 channel DVD Audio) Initial thoughts: WOW! I pop in Nora Jones and it's like she's sitting right there in front of me singing. If I closed my eyes she would be sitting right where my TV is. The clarity of vocals is amazing after coming from a 5.1 setup with Eosone RSF400 speakers. The Eosones just didn't have the clarity and range of the JBL's. I can pick out individual instruments instead of just hearing a combined sound. Bjork - Vespertine in 2 channel DVD-Audio is next and it sounds superb. It's amazingly clear and I'm really going to have to sit down and listen to the whole thing. I finished off with a little Led Zeppelin and I was smiling the whole time. It's only the first night and I already want to cycle through all my CD's to hear everything again. DVD is a mixed bag. The speakers sound great and dialogue is crystal clear. The bad part is I miss having a dedicated LFE channel. My sub doesn't get the workout it did in 5.1, but I can live with it since music is off the chart. I'd have to agree with others on this forum that these speakers are an unbelievable steal. I was going to use these as a temperary setup and then move to Polk LSi's, but these sound so incredible that I may just build a surround setup around them. Having S38II's all around would be killer. I HIGHLY recommend you give these a shot if you are in the market for new speakers. I'll post some more thoughts once I've lived with them for awhile.