Was it the electronic or print version of The Absolute Sound? If it’s electronic please post the link as I looked and couldn’t find it.
My same thoughts, mofojo. I think if people (audiophiles) could only know better (get an audition quick) and weren’t so worried about companies making certain models ‘obsolete’, by discontinuing them, in this case proven performers, all of those discounted 1038be2 would be gone by now. Are you listening? Don’t let a good thing pass you by, these are fantastic speakers! Perhaps one of the best sub 10k speakers out there. Run don’t walk, you won’t regret it for a minute. Also, better bass performance, and technologies found in the Utopia line, to me it’s always been a no brainer.