So what do you think then? What about I bought a system 15 years ago and decided to upgrade with another identical bought used for a fair price, it's not a huge amount of money comparing to those Klipsch or Nad or Cabasse set of speakers that would set me north of 5000$ and my living room would be cluttered with audio stuff and look more like a showroom than an actual living room.\n\nMake sense huh? ;-)\n\n\nBelieve me we hear what your saying. But just know you don't have to spend north of $5,000 to put a system together that would exceed sound quality expectations of what you have. I can put a system together for $1,500. I guess it is bashing I guess it is talking bad about a system. But a lot of us have individual knowledge and personal handling of Bose acoustimass systems. I know I do and the fact that Bose limits or almost non-existent technical details makes it what it is. \nYou know Bose does have a market in the small speaker requirement sector for people who don't want to see their speakers. They just want to hear something and are non-critical. Consumers are also being directed and their thoughts are altered based on marketing which Bose is very good at. And the lack of Education leads people to believe they got the best sound system available. \nYou know in everything in life there are compromises to be made. In home theater\/audio the compromise is a larger footprint in a bookshelf or floor-standing speaker. And bookshelves don't have to be that big but they're definitely bigger than a cube or small satellite speaker. \nIt's also better to be in the game with something then to be out of the game with nothing.