Well some of you may rememrber me for slating the old cc6 speaker and being a bit unsure of my setup. I then ordered the lcr6 and a pair of 602's to bolster the whole setup a bit. Then the announcment of the new series was made, so i just waited, went off to university and now finally i have them. The LCR6 is simply superb. In the shop the difference between the cc6 and the lcr6 wasnt very clear, but at home this new version is great. It's so dynamic, producing great range of lows and crisp highs. Clarity and depth is what this speaker has in droves. No wonder they phased out the cc6. I ordered the 602's and then changed it to the 602.5's assuming they were the 602's but with a floorstand. Wrong, they are in fact, the 601's with a floorstand! The drive unit size and all the ranges and specs are exactly the same as the OLD 601's. I was very dissapointed in this, especially after paying £400 for them. But the 603's drive unit has also been reduced, probably for the reason that the old 603's were slightly sloppy and boomy, plus unresponsive at low volumes. the new ones sound completly different, with much more control and openness. However, obviously they don't have quite the same grunt. The specs are the same though which is good. A mile better than the 602.5's thats for sure. 70hz-20hz for the 602.5's while the 603's produce 48hz-20hz just like the old ones did. Quite a substantial difference i'm sure you'll agree. This brings me to the conclusion that the series has been separated into book shelves and floorstanders. the 602.5 isn't nessasarily an upgrade from the 602. On the contrary, but they do have the advantage of a larger cabinet volume obviously. Just be careful you don't assume things, and look at the specs first! I know specs don't matter much, but they are still a decent enough indication of certain attributes. I had ordered some speakers from a supplier i won't name here, and they werent in yet obviously, so i paid and just waited for them to come in so i could arrange delivery. Get this though...I tried to cancel the order when they hadn't even got them in yet and they didnt even let me have a refund!!! i begged but they bloody messed me about. I couldn't believe this. Is this even legal when i havent received the goods yet?! So now i have been roped into using credit and buying a pair of 603's instead. There goes another £"00 of my student budget. Oh well, hopefully it will be worth it. Especially considering i'm moving off campus next year and will share a flat with a few people with BIGGER rooms. But has anyone else come accross this? Just offering credit rather than refund. I am appalled. Hehe, now i just have to spend weeks tuning my new rel q200 as well. It sounds great though even out the box with no tuning, just bunged on the floor at a random frequancy. If anyone has any questions or comments about the new 600 series 3, then post them here please. Thanks.