Summary: Worth every penny I paid for them and got them for half the retail price. With JBL speakers you just can't go wrong. I pulled an old pair of 2500's out of the garage that I have had since the early 80's. Fired them up an instantly feel in love again. I did not think that I would ever be able to afford good JBL mains til I found these. Took the chance based on reviews and I am glad I did.