It's good to know, though, that the Dalis were in contention with the Salks. I completely agree with Mozvz that finding a speaker is a subjective journey. For some reason, I listen to a certain speaker and it's like a lightbulb comes on in my head. I had that reaction to the Helicon 400s. Conversely, however, I heard a pair of Aerial Acoustic Model 20Ts run off of Levinson gear, and while they were technically very good, I just didn't have much emotional reaction to them; they left me uninspired. I think there's an emotional component to listening to music that's sort of beyond quantification.