As a young man, still in high school, I had the oportunity to stop by "That audio shop" in Lawrence one day in The early Eighties. I was graciously invited to audition an original pair of Monolith's. Even though it was obvious I could not afford to purchase them,I was treated with respect due someone beyond my years, and means. Thank you! My love for audio perfection was concieved on that day. I was blown away by the imaging, and clarity of these massive transducers. As I walked around the audition room, I truely felt that I was walking about the stage, as the musicians performed. Nowhere was the "beaminess" that so many have described. I believe you must take the time in setup and installation, to achieve the value that you have so dearly paid for. You will not be disappointed if you follow through beyond signing the check! I am a simple man, and due to our recent economic woes, I still do not have the luxury of Martin Logan. However, I am a trained audio engineer, and my opinions should not be simply dismissed. Audition this product, and it's many offspring, and you are sure to be superbly astounded! Many thanks, for the respect, and mostly for the experience!