I just picked up a pair of Venture CR-8 Signature speakers ($28,500), and these are by far the best speakers I have had the pleasure of hearing and listening to. They are not too well known, as they do not advertise. But, the glorious that they make are to die for. I have owned this year alone JM LAbs/Focal Alto Be's and B&W 802 Diamond's, and thses "musical instruments" are far superior in every way. What immediately comes to mind is oustanding resolution, dynamics, warm- yet very detailed highs, bass slam to where a sub is not needed, ever. In short, it is one of the few instruments that brings emotion back to recordings. If you can, do yourself a favor and just sample a bit of heaven.