Yamaha really made this statement:

Glossy black piano finish provides improved signal-to-noise performance



I thought I would seek opportunity to hear these speakers, but now I do not think so






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cat's out of the bag. rat's out of the hag.  (sorry mom, just making fun of your son:)

Is this really the best website for you to entice people?
You kidding me.......Yamaha speakers!

Listen to a pair of Salk speakers before you buy.  Bowers & Wilkins might also be a good choice or Paradigm.