this guy lives about 20 minutes from me in tracy ca. i e-mailed him about his product, and he will sell much cheaper directly, or off e-bay. he would rather sell you a brand name speaker. they sell a-lot of home systems due to new construction always going on in this area. as far as theater research goes they are made in china and they use very cheap building materials, something you may find in a low grade boom box. the marketing scam comes from canada. there not that bad only if you can get them very very cheap. it also takes a great deal of power to drive them. but i would go with last years model of infinity entra three clearanced out on e-bay for that kind of money to play it safe. i have seen them go for as low as $150.00 a pair new or factory rebuilt for the infinity entra three. normal price $600.00 a pair.