Excerpt: These speakers were more expensive than the original speakers I bought, (wharfdale 7.1) but as the old saying goes, you get what you pay for. First off, I really like the way they look. The brown box and speaker cover have really grown on me. They look simple yet elegant. Installing them isn't as easy as my old ones, because they are larger and heavier, but once that is done it has been fine. The sound is very clear and precise.