I just wanted to post my own review of my new speakers, I am no pro audiophile by any means, so here goes. One day I got the wife to come and audition speakers with me we spent the whole day driving and listing to all kinds of speakers. At the time I had some Polk R series and was starting to notice they just sounded muddy and wanted something different, but did not have a allot of money to spend. So we listened to a ton of speakers, the problem was that to make a dramatic improvement over my Polk's everything we listed to was going to cost $1,000 just for the front's. So after a long day and lots of driving we stop in at our local high end shop, which was only 20 minutes from our door step . There we asked what they had in their lower cost range the salesman pointed us toward the Atom's. My Jaw hit the floor he played night moves by Bob Segar, it sounded like he was in the room singing to us. Up to this point my favorite speakers were the mirage 0s3-fs which were $500 each. While the Mirage speakers did an amazing job filling the room with sound IMO the little Atom's blew them out of the water in terms of clarity, these guys sound so amazingly clear. While I am sure the serious audiophile will disagree, these things put out allot of bass especially when you consider the size and it is amazingly smooth and detailed. I have heard the term "these speakers are fast" when reviewers write about there auditions, and never really understood that statement, well now I do. As for price these guys can be had for around $300, as for a matching center channel try the cc-190 for $275. So for under $600 you can have an audiophile front sound stage . I have read some people say the Atom's can compete with speakers costing three times as much, and I have found that to be true. SO for those of you thinking of upgrading or looking for something smaller go give these a listen.