I was looking for a speaker to match with my low powered tube driven amp. I bought this at a clearance rate with the price way reduced. Having lived with it for a few months, I would say the original price was a bargain, the clearance price a steal. This small floor stander is nothing special to look at (as expected at the price)BUT, after the 100 hours the maker recommends before serious listening the speaker throws a wide and deep sound stage and sounds better than any speaker I have heard in my system. It has real bass and the treble, when broken in, is clear and detailed. Horns sound like horns and singers amazing. Way recommended. Get one while you can. This performs way above its price.