I have to agree, I was just in New York and me and my friend went to Lyric to check out the new Audio Research REF 75. And they had it paired with these speakers that I really had never heard of much less heard before. My attention was to be on the amp (which is amazing) but after leaving all we could talk about was the speakers. WE did a side by side with B&W 802's and the B&W would go a tad lower but the KO'S had such a huge sound stage. I really could just listen the the recording and forgot about the gear which is usually impossible for me to. I really would like to hear them again as I am now seriously considering buying a pair.