Hi i am new to this forum. I am also new to AV stuff. Just wanted to post something about the Epos Epics which might help someone else in making a choice. My original set up being Pioneer 915 amp with Whafedale 9.1's fronts 9cc Centre and 9.0 surrounds I then Changed the Amp to the Onkyo NR-609. WOW what a massive improvement in terms of sound quality and functionality A couple of days after getting the new amp i decided i 'needed' a new set of fronts.... I was looking at the Tannoy V4's, M16i, M12i and B&W in the £300-£500 range I went to superfi and audtioned all of the speaker that were available and the Epos Epics came out on top and by far. I tested them against the m12i's first which sounded well rounded but had some harsh highs/treble with some track. I then tested the B&W's 685's which i thought sounded great until i listened to the EPICS the music instantly sounded alive, each instrument had its own space. I have had them running for approx. 15 hours now with a mix of movies and stereo audio and they sound fantastic. The only downside i can see is that if they are not driven hard enough they dont really sound all that good. I tested them out on my old Pioneer amp and they sounded so so.