I recommended this system to a friend as a htib solution. I am familiar with SLS's commercial grade, home speakers and sound quality so it was a no brainer. He bought it from BB this past sunday, and that afternoon I hooked it up for him. I knew the system would sound good, but I had no idea it was going to sound this good! It looks like SLS didn't cheap out this system because of mass production. As with any speaker, placement is key so measure, install, and test. The mic does an excellent job of calibrating once this has been done (follow the tripod advice if possible). I set the feature rich receivers cut off to 70hz, and for reference we watched a few movies with well mixed DD/DTS tracks (I,Robot, House of Flying Daggers, Behind Enemy Lines, U-571, Batman Begins, etc.). For an 8" 100 watt subwoofer, it handled all of the movies quite well. The audio separation and clarity from the mains and sats was outstanding, and the dual 4" woven woofers could actually go pretty low on their own (all things considering). But what had me almost dumbfounded was when I decided to play a few audio CD's by Vanessa Mae. I could practically see her hitting each individual string on her violin, and place the other orchestra members locations . This surely is not a typical $500 htib (with ribbon drivers too). Oh and by the way, Quincy Jones used SLS speakers in his studios well before they decided to partner (not the Q-Line obviously), so it's very believable that he would help develope this system. I think I was more happy than my friend was after playing with this thing. So..now I'm also going to have to recommend this system to friends over every other htib that Best Buy/CC sells (even the denon). So (general public) don't write off this system because you or employees have not heard of the company prior. This is one of the biggest bargains in brick and mortar htib.