Exactly. I cross my mains over at 80HZ anyways and my idea of listening at Reference level is like -32 on the Relative scale in my receiver. Room gain is free output for me. Listening to uncompressed music for example at -41 is fairly loud in my sealed space.I had the money and space for the 263s but the only benefit is 3Hz more bass extension... I'm not even sure I would notice that. Might as well go with the smaller, lighter, cheaper speakers if they're going to sound almost identical. I'm happy with the decision.