I am working on a budget for my home theater speaker system. Over the past 6 months I have upgraded just about everything but my speakers. Because of a trip to Europe I am still about 2 months away from being able to upgrade but my budget looks to be about $1,500+. I have been researching the Wharfedale Diamond 8's and everyone seems to love them and the critics agree. The price seems to be very good as well. Over the past few days I have been looking at the Klipsch Synergy series. These are very expensive if purchased from an authorized dealer and seem to be rated so so. However I can find Klipsch speakers for around the same price as the Wharfedales if I buy from an unauthorized dealer. I guess it is like comparing apples to oranges. Right now I am leaning to wards the better value being the Wharfedale's. However I have always been interested in Klipsch and the horn drivers they come with.