Ok. So my upgraded Oracle V2.2's arrived about a week ago. Pretty quick delivery I might add. I hooked them up to my system and (To Quote Emeril Lagasse: "BAM!") It is unbelievable the immediate difference, the imaging, the bass, the "Oh My God!" factor was thru the roof. I had my Oracle V2.1's for about 4 years and know my system and my room inside and out. It was like I walked into someone else's room, but then was so pleased to know this is mine, all mine. I'm completely convinced that this was some of the best money I have spent in years on my system. And the best part is that they are not even completely burned in yet. Dave B your assessment was right on the money.