It's been a long wait for my EX, FedEx now added another day to the expected delivery date, so I won't see it until Friday.
Meanwhile, I re-located a much to boomy JBL ES250 to wife's exercise room. She's happy and I'm on my way to clearing that corner for new EX. Maybe she'll hear it and love it before she sees it and hates it as another "black box" in her nearly all white Living Room. I suppose that would be the best case scenario! Like someone said earlier, buy it first, ask forgiveness later...whatever it takes.