"Own the Type A II. One of the best speakers I've ever heard - regardless of price."
I also have a pair of Snell Type A-II's. Others also say this speaker is one of the all-time great speakers ever made. I bought them in about 1983. They are still awesome. I originally went to a store in Tampa to buy some Klipsch speakers like my buddy had and which sounded really good. But the salesman said, we have Klipsch and I am glad to sell them to you, but why don't you give a listen to these Snells first? I thought he said Snails, because I had never heard of this brand, but what the heck? I wasn't in a rush, and listening to these Snells would likely confirm my Klipsh choice was as sound one. Well, he put on a Linda Rondstadt recording, and my jaw hit the floor. It was like she was standing right behind the speaker or something. My wife had the same reaction to the sound. By comparison the Klipsch speakers sounded muddy or something. It was a while later before I muscled up the money to buy my Snells, but it has been wonderful audio journey since then. Many years later I shipped them, at huge cost (they are huge, a fact women seem to hate) back to the factory in Mass. BY this time, the tweeters had succumbed to old age. Snell Accoustics brought everything back up to specs at a reasonable cost, and then I got violated again by UPS for cost of the return trip to FL. Still, on balance, money wisely spent. They are now good as new. One sad note; I just ran into the information two days ago that the current owner of Snell Accoustics is shutting the company down. I am totally bummed by that. It's like the passing of another Beatle or something. Anyway, I will probably buy some more Snells, a home theater set-up for my oldest son, on ebay while they are still available so he can enjoy some of the great Snell sound. I am so appreciative of what that company accomplished. They really cared about every aspect of their product. IMO Snell is to speakers what Apple is to computers and i-everything. They care about what they do, though they have never been low-priced. For both companies there is quality even in places you can't see without disassembly. And the user experience is super. My scooter is a Vespa. My motorcycle is a BMW. My computer is a Mac Pro. My car is a Mercedes-Benz, but my speakers are...Snell, and I just love them.