Bill, it isn't all that hard to move OB speakers around to find their optimal position, and I simply don't know what "Rube Goldberg" contraptions you might be referring to with regard to their design. Most of the best performers are simply mounted on a modest panel and placed 3-4 feet from the nearest reflective/dissipative/absorbant surfaces, sometimes at an angle (toed in). They are not commonly found in studios and Foley stages because those locations are used to record/produce sound(s) that are different from job to job (film to film, for example, or even shot to shot within a film.), and the idea is to insulate the recording as much as possible from external auditory influences--not because OB speakers are inherently inferior to sealed/ported boxes. In fact, the whole idea of "inherent" is thrown into some confusion when OB speakers discussed, because in an important sense the room is the speaker. As for the "counter-culture" comments, to me they are as silly as calling those who like vacuum tube-based equipment "counter-culture types." My initial comments were aimed at the first inquirer of this thread who was asking some general questions about OB, and at the respondents, who gave a variety of answers referring to different products without mentioning what I believe to be one of the best available. To anyone who likes the OB sound and has a listening space suitable to it, I should think that they would be well-served to audition the Hawthorne Audio products. Just sayin.'