Nice review Gene, how do these compare with the Fluance XL7F that you just reviewed? Are they pretty similar or is one sonically better than the other?\r\n\r\nI didn't do controlled listening tests between the Fluance and Infinity's as I was packing them up at the time but I did give a brief listen for what it's worth. The Infinity's are about 3 dB more efficient than the Fluance. So they will play louder with the same wattage applied to either speaker. The Fluance have nicer aesthetics and have MUCH better connectors too :) Also the Fluance are bi-ampable meaning you can even use the bottom woofers as a poor mans subwoofer if you have external amplification.\r\n\r\nTonally, the Fluance are very different than the Infinity's from my experience. The Fluance are way more laid back and have a lot more bass. The Infinity's however, seem more tonally balanced but at times can be a bit bright. It really depends on your room acoustics and musical listening preferences. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTeam Fluance If your taste favors more bass and more laid back sound and better aesthetics.\r\n\r\nTeam Infinity if you want a forward and detailed upper mid\/treble sound.\r\n\r\n\r\nEither speaker is a heck of a bargain at $400-500\/pr and it just goes to show you how competitive things have become online in the last few years.