I know that they aren't the best speakers, but I think they are the best for us at this time in our lives. I can remember the sound of the LaScalas even after 30 years and these are not those. But then again, we don't really want those now. They have a full, nice, clear and strong sound that fill the room and we can understand the speech well. They are a perfect match for the center channel speaker we already had. You can tell that the center channel is already broken in.
I would rather cut off my arm than live under tyranny!