"Like Being There!"5.0 starson
Pros: Clean, Great Sounding, Beautiful Finish & Not Expensive
Cons: Pianio Finish Show Dust (but damn, they sure are pretty)
Summary: As smart as these speakers look, the sound is like what you would expect from speaker systems running in the upper 4 ($) figure range. Music has never sounded so good. The real fun is when you go into Dolby PL2 like with Star Wars Episodes 1,2 and 3. Yikes!!!!!!!!! Ooooooh yeah!!!!! And that sub. If you have a big room like I do, upgrade to the 12 incher. I don't think you have to but it is so great and besides, you gonna have these a very long time. I hated to part with my old original Advents (they like family....and I have them stored for now) but these babies are soooooo freakin sweet. And look at the average rating from the consumers! These include 2 guys who rated these speakers low because they are made in China. That isn't exactly how it is (being made in China that is) but never the less, that's no reason to rate the quality or performance of these speakers low because of where they are made. As for the liberal "try them out and return them at their expense if u don't like them," u ain't gonna part with these unless u are curious to enough to upgrade. I see no reason to upgrade from these but I may be wrong. No matter, these easily rate as a 10 for perfection..albeit the dust showing beautiful piano finish cabinets.