Thanks for the comment, that is what I thought when I re-built the EPI 100's with his new drivers and crossovers. I am really happy with them for the TV/Movies. My new project is a nice 2.0 or 2.1 system that I am hoping is more "audiophile" quality and aesthetically better for my room(s), still on a pretty low budget and I would love to build them. It wouldn't be any less of a decision if I wanted to throw 4 -5,000 at a pair I'd still would be wondering if I bought right and how they compare to others. If I am interpreting right with the proper skill, care and selection many DIY folks would proudly put up their sub $1,000 speakers against almost anything built for home listening and at any??(ok maybe 4x) the price range. Or is this just fantasy?