This is meant to be a sarcastic thread...though I'm sure some important tidbits can come about this. But I was just reading the HT and Audio magazines at my local Borders today and noticed this phrase thrown about many, many times...regardless of the price of the product: "...outperforms speakers (or receiver/amp/pre-amp/whatever) costing 2 or 3 times more!" From $500 speakers up to $3000 speakers...they all pretty much have a similar review quote. Now, I want to know where these really expensive, underperforming speakers are so I can avoid them like the plague. Of course, they could just all be referring to Bose.