Ideally yes, but didnt want the kids tripping over the stands and hurting themselves (or the speakers ) and I know they will :) . So the next best thing, they're sitting on a sturdy chest, on heavy speaker isolation mopads (from Auralex Acoustics). In any case, my plan is to move these to my Family room and have the towers for music.\n\nOn the Electras, you read my mind :) ..,infact I was(still am) planning to visit another dealer in Pennsylvania to audition those , contrasting the 936s. Yes, they're running for ~4.5K\/pair now.., think it used to be $7K\/pair , down from original pricing of $9K, if I am not mistaken. They've been replaced by the Kantas, which are going for $9K, which is way more than what I'm willing to spend ( Point of diminishing returns kicks-in for me at about $5K\/pair)\n\nSo you have the Focal electras ...:cool: You're going to be my friend ;-) .. How do you like those and contrast against the Aria 936s ? They have the Beryllium tweeter... and highly rated. Some of these feedback by renowned AV reviewers is what caught my attention , not having heard them.\n\n\n— THOMAS J. NORTON, SOUND&VISION\n\n\n\n— STEVE DICKINSON, THE ABSOLUTE SOUND\n\n\nI've also looked strongly at picking up a set of Electra 1028, because of the beryllium tweeter and W-cone woofers, and the prices at which you can now find nice used sets.\n\nHowever, on the Focal thread over at avs, someone posted measurements on the 936 and 1028 Be, which indicate a rise in the frequency response of the 1028 between 5 kHz and 10 kHz, while the 936's treble measurement was close to flat in that range. Apparently, the 1028 can sound pretty bright. So, I'm still investigating.