The speakers arrived as promised via UPS (I really like UPS because they always exceed my expectations) and the packing was excellent and in good condition. The outer box was sturdy enough to protect the speakers, and each speaker arrived in its own factory box that consisted of even heavier-duty cardboard and pre-molded hard foam packing material. The speakers look well built and connecting them was easy. They perform much better than the miniature speakers I previously had and that were at the end of their life (the small speakers just can't handle a decent amplifier output). The only negative is that the single-page instruction leaflet packed with each speaker is generic and lacks technical specifications that I can save for future reference. I know I can always go to the Boston Accoustics website, but if they are to spend time and effort on a bulletin, make it a useful one, rather than one more throwaway sheet.
I don't have room for large speakers anymore, so wanted a quality bookshelf. After reading several reviews, I decided to give BA a try. Wow! They pack a lot of sound in a little box! I just ordered another one.