Summary: I had been listening for several years to replace my Heco Mythos 500 (German) speakers. These speakers had set prices of 4000 to 5000 Euros. None of them convinced me to make the investment as the difference between my Heco speakers and the candidates was not large enough. I eventually ended up with these Q900's. Please note that I am a SACD fan and that I use 5 identical speakers. This makes it very worthwile to search a little bit longer. I got 5 Q900"s for 3000 Euros.