I'm trying to put together a list of speakers to audition for when I finally getting around to upgrading my system....I realized that I have always just assumed that Magnepans were these expensive, high end speakers that weren't even worth considering. Well, now that I see how reasonable they are (you can get a pair factory direct for like $500!) and how well-reviewed they are, I just don't get it. Why don't I hear more about them on this forum? From what I can tell, the reviews talk about how they kick the crap out of most anything else in their price range - at least for 2-channel music. Is it their size? Is it that people incorrectly assume, as I did, that they are out of reach price wise? I'm excited to demo them now that I know the story on them......anyone out there own these things, or what?