Yes...and no. Money doesn't always buy you happiness. I had PMC BB5SE's for a while which weigh in at £26K a pair. I am much, much happier now with speakers at half the price. *preved*keeper of the quays said:If anyone thinks having a cheap pair of speakers at the end of quality hifi? They live in cloud cuckoo land! I have never heard such nonsense...the speakers should be the best you can afford..if not new? Then secondhand.