Summary: I was skeptical, b/c I could not hear them before I bought them, but I trusted CNET, and was not let down one bit. As a matter of fact, they are probably better than I expected. Each speaker is packed meticulously, and wrapped in purple velvet bags before being delivered to your doorstep. Unbelievable customer service/contacts, and even more awe-inspiring sound from these speakers! Movies and Music are phenomenal... I matched them with a Denon 1082/3802 receiver, and the sound is mind boggling... They are heavy, and the cherry finish is flawless on them. I'm in love with these! Thank you CNET for the recommendation!!!