"Best value for the money"4.5 starson by Traugy21
Pros: Terrific sound, powerful, inexpensive
Cons: modest bass production (not a problem with a powered sub)
Summary: I bought the B1000 series speakers to replace my old Sony speakers which cost only $50.00 about 7 years ago. These also were $50 from Circuit City. I was in college and we had a party, probably 100 people in the house and had the Sony receiver I have turned up all the way playing music for over 5 hours. Eventually the volume became too much for the old pair and they blew, but they never once distorted the sound, even at maximum volume until they blew. I already knew they sounded great so I knew exactly what I wanted to buy the next day, the B1000's. I use them as my main speakers paired matching center and surrounds and with an Onkyo sub model SKW-204 a 230 watt 10" sub. I enjoy very loud music and movies and the B1000's with the sub sound excellent. I would never consider spending more money on another pair of speakers that probably will just let you down.
I hope this helps you make a decision.