After further inspecting the new speakers after I’ve finally been able to have some free time this weekend, I’ve noticed they also have factory blemishes\/damage. Left, right and center have peeling vinyl wrap and the left speaker baffle is cracked towards three bottom.\n\nThe boxes showed up flawless. So, I highly doubt it was a shipping problem. Guess Chinese quality is sketchy too...:D:D\n\nCrap!\nI wouould call Klipsch and send them photos. If you have the skill to fix\/hide these issues, you might take a discount otherwise get replacements.\nIf they get away shipping stuff like that they will continue to!\nIt may be that you are first to open the box since the factory in China, but that still means their QC or manufacturing dept was sleeping on the job!