Well, that was fast! 2 day shipping from Oregon to Ca. I ordered the 5.1 setup with the 10in sub. Due to my move in 2 months or so, I just hooked up the the front 2 speakers and the sub. Wow!! Let me say that I am no audiophile, but do know what sounds good to ME. I played a few cd's and am impressed! I am running them on my lowly Onkyo 500 that puts out about 50-60 watts/channel and am seriously impressed. I thought the receiver was rated to low and figured that I couldnt get the volume up real high. Boy was I wrong! This sucker kicked ass! I can't imagine how the pio 45tx will drive these speakers. I just love the fit and finish of the speakers. The cherry wood veneer was a good choice and I am glad I went with it. Oh man, I am happy!! I can't wait to move and set up the whole system with the 45tx.