I note that Dixons are clearing out the above speakers at a knockdown price (I'll not tell you how much at this stage!). They're floorstanding towers, 8 ohm 100w rating, come with a top, midrange, and ported base unit, and are finished in black(and are b**** heavy). Listening to them in Dixons is a problem, but I've had a go - which deafened the rest of the store - and they actually sound very detailed and pleasant. Not shielded as far as I can tell, but sound stage would appear to be OK with them some way from the screen. Question is - has anyone actually tried them as 5.1 front speakers and how have they found them?