Reviews on those seem to be from around 2009 and 2010. The CS226 tower retailed for under $500. They sure look nice for $250 for the set but note that it is really a budget speaker wrapped in vinyl. Have to give them credit for giving them a very nice appearance but sound quality will be typical for that price range.
It's a space constraint for me and then also having the time to resell afterwards, which can be a pain. I would need to set up another system dedicated to testing. Might be something I do for fun when I retire but I've been getting enough cheap or free gear lately to keep me busy without having to add to it from CraigsList.