Seeing how these "pride of ownership" types of threads have no real reason to get spent, I hope no one will mind me bumping it shortly.\n\nMain reason being post #46 of the same thread. Not to belittle anyone, I think Verdinut knows some things better than others and I see no one reacting to this proposal of his.\n\nIs this something to think about? What is the expected expiration date of electrolytic capacitors?\n\n\n\n\nP.S.: For the sake of the thread; I've never had any inclination to this brand. When I was back at the university a friend of mine had a floor-standing 2 way model. This was too far back to remember the model. I thought they sounded good. They were obviously happy to be situated in a smallish room under the roof so the ceiling sloped towards them and side walls weren't that close. They had a 2x60Wpch into 8 Rotel stereo amp and just a CD player. It was more than enough back then.\n\nBut I've always heard good things about KEF. I like that piece of their history that says the company was founded in a molding factory. :D Iron cast! Molded steel! He, he!\n\nMy speakers raised some interest towards these and got me interested in how (much better) the Reference 1 would sound.