Summary: Before ordering I read as many reviews as I could find for the S30's. Practically all of the reviews were positive. More than positive. Some reviewers seemed to drool over these speakers. My pair arrived yesterday and the first thing I noticed was that running through the dark oak finish on one speaker were these thick whitish wavy lines. A defect in the finish. I also noticed a seem on the bottom of both speakers where the dark oak vinyl covering met.