I paid 850 for the pair. They were listed for 1,200 on craigslist after a week he lowered them to 1,100 by the second week he priced them for 950. I emailed him my phone # he called me back, I told him I would give him 850 that day his reply was deal. He then gave me directions to his home it was about an hour north of were I live. I was expecting to meet some poor guy hard up for cash and had to sell off some of his gear but that was not the case. He tells me him and a friend have a side business bidding on storage spaces and selling the contents inside, like that dumb reality show storage wars.These speakers were in one of the storage units that they won. I would rate them an 8 out of 10 if I were to sell them on audiogon. There are no dents or major scratches. The finish is very glossy so there are some hair line scratches but nothing you can see ouside of a foot. The only thing that was missing were the jumpers in the back so i am bi wiring them to my avr. Kinda fell sorry for the guy how lost his storage.
On another note I moved my 2.2is to my desk, I really have no other place to use them. I know complete overkill for a desktop setup lol but they don't sound half bad. I'm driving them with an older denon 791. I have them set to large and have the rear ports plugged and also audyssey helps alot here. The veritas image so well that the soundstage is clearly in front of me almost like the sound is emanating behind the front wall at my desk. I will include another pic just because I want to show off these great speakers.