I picked M&K speakers and subs after previously using many other combinations because they sounded better in my living room - but the fact they are used by most of the world's top film makers made an audition of them in the first place a no brainer. With the money spent on making say a Star Wars episode, it makes sense to me that the production team would want to use the very best audio components for the mixing of the sound track and they chose M&K's. From what I understand, stereo recordings are often tested on some crappy speakers to see how things will sound when played back on a cheap car radio or similar. Surely this doesn't hold true with film soundtracks? - What do you know. By the way, one dealer who that is willing to give dems at refrence levels is Pounds in north London. They are also THX approved and ISF certificated which is part of the reason I bought my system from them!