I was most interested in your review of the Cerwin Vega CVHD 5.1 speakers and would have agreed entirely with the reviewer if I had not returned the first set I received for another. I had the same experience he did, some noise from the sub-woofer and the satellites and worse, the sub kept cutting off and would not turn on again. Upon calling CV tech support, and they were most helpful, they determined that there was a short and they suggested either I could return the speakers to the dealer for a swap out or they would fix the electronics in the subwoofer at no charge if I removed same and sent it in. Either solution was acceptable and I contacted the seller who suggested that I send the speakers back. I did so and upon receiving the new ones today, I hooked them up and after several hours, I am amazed that the sound is not even close to that which it was with the first set. It is clearly superior. Perhaps the reviewer should obtain another set without the hum and retest the speakers. They might well do better. I believe that at street price, they do represent quite a value!