Kkrikpa, you're just too funny. I like respect your comments, but they were sad and true... I suppose. I am still a little uncomfortable with your wine analogy because it implies that expensive speakers are only for social and economic elite classes...and that they're over priced for their representation of an owner's ability to own one rather than for their sound superiority. Does this mean that a moderately priced speakers can keep up with the overpriced speakers for the big boys? I like to think that I pay more for speakers (or any products) because of its superiority to its competitors. A person simply buying expensive gears for their "representations" are not audiophile by definition. They're just another rich person off park avenue trying to find ways to burn their "old" money. Maybe I should have a drink of the $10,000 bottle of wine over this decision or better yet perhaps I should be drinking a $5 bottle of bourbon instead if what you said was true. p.s. I saw an ad for the new Goldmund Millenium Amplifier in Stereophile recently. Goldmund took out an ad of about 200+ words describing what the unit is comprised of which included an on board Intel Pentium processor and an online interface device that allows instant updated sofware downloads through the net. The word gold plated was used more times than I can count. Luckily (sarcastically), there will be about 50 units which are only available through subscribtion for $70,000 a piece. Talk about our society showing its ability to over spend, over use, over consume, just to name a few......well better get your order in before the Millenium II special limited edition EX-10 model comes out nest year. I don't know about you, but this new latest and greatest monster makes my tube gears look like a dinasour.