Congrats to Marshall H who bought the Pans. I'm going to miss them. My impression after living with both pairs (Athenas and Pans) for awhile is that they share the Daedalus family sound. However, the Athenas throw a wider, deeper, and higher soundstage with better imaging in all respects. The Athena soundstage extends far beyond the cabinets (to the left of the left speaker, to the right of the right speaker), and with amazing depth. The Athenas have extraordinary resolution, exquisite detail, and deeper bass than the Pans. The Pans are superb monitors, but like Lou said, there's a reason why the Athenas cost twice as much.