I also ordered the Monitor 45B's, mine, here in Saskatoon. These 45B's blow away my older Polk Audio RTi4's they replaced in all categories. Nice bass, nice mids and nice highs. For the price, its more or less impossible to find a better speaker @ $188/pair ($210 after tax). I spent a week looking in Sask/Alberta.
For the record, I found the RTi4's a little bright in the highs, not enough mid range and lacking bass...still a good speaker/$, but nothing compared to 45B. It just surprised the heck out of me, I didn't expect them to be this good. I never thought I would say this, but you don't really need
a sub-woofer with these. They are just fine without
If you can buy them @ this price DO IT NOW
. Otherwise, @ $300-$400, the competition thickens a lot and changes things a little.