They truly are and that's a shame.PMC make magic speakers but they are fast becoming out of reach for the normal hifi enthusiast.
I was reading about the new Wharfedale range - the promising new cone material, bracing methods etc.......then noted that the range started at £200.
OK, Chinese made, you get what you pay for, we know all that.
But Wharfedale aren't rubbish and that's the sort of value that makes hi-fi accessible to many more people.
(They could surely clean up with a good, low priced active).