I thought i'd take a liberty and resurrect an old thread on Infinity Kappa 8.
The reason is that these are what I'm now running in my system, and I thought they deserved a mention, plus I'd be interested if anyone else is still using them. For anyone who doesn't know of them, http://www.hifi-classic.net/review/infinity-kappa-8-126.html
There are two versions of the 8 - the original "Reference Standard" and the later, cost-cut 8.1. I've not heard 8.1 but I was told to get the Reference Standards, for what it's worth.
They need a lot of amplifier power because of their low impedance, but if you have that, there is simply nothing else quite like them. I'd be the first to admit that the upper ranges aren't as sharply defined as some speakers, so if you listen to a lot of orchestral music, you'd probably miss that last tingle on the high notes. But if you listen to more rock/pop based music, as I do, then you will just keep smiling at what they do, especially the bass which is simply outrageous.
Polydome longevity is this speaker's weakness, but that can now be addressed, albeit with a black dome rather than the original translucent item. Does anybody else run Kappa 8?