Had the privilege of having Uncle Eric around for coffee and a system set-up check this morning, which, as you would expect, has instantly squeezed every last achievable ounce of quality and energy out of my M&K system. Super. Many thanks to Eric for all his time there. At the same time he also bought some life-style looking speakers round that he wanted me to listen too. The Anthony Gallo Nucleus Micros. Setting the front three speakers on top of my trusty S-85s, we listened to a demo disc, which Eric had supplied and chose a movie DTS track and music DTS track to listen too, both titles, for the life of me, escape my memory. These 3inch cylindrical speakers (which bear a strange resemblance to Billy Crystals animated character out of Monsters Inc.) sounded extremely good and an impressive sound stage was formed, even despite that fact that they were not all level nor equidistance from the listening position! In comparison to my M&Ks (which we had been hammering for most of the morning) it was unbelievable that such small speakers could be a very close comparison. Unbelievable. Not everyone can have huge floorstanders situated in there room or afford to spend £3,000 on a speaker system. This will make budding enthusiasts turn away as they believe that micros systems cannot sound impressive. These speakers almost defy the law of physics and, upon hearing them, I believe they should be extremely high up on anyones audition list if micros are your chosen route. Mixed with the fact that these lovely looking balls come in 8 different colours, theres no reason why they wont blend into your room and almost disappear. Dont believe me? Give Eric a shout. He asked me whether the little beasts are worth the money against my £800 a pair M&Ks S-85s. The answers without doubt, is yes. Just one more thing, these babies coped with my 3802 at reference level and did not have any issues whatsoever. Power handling, looks, brilliant sound and style. All at a very good price.