I have the walnut burl Kismet Liquids at the first of the thread. It's taken awhile to get this pair back to Klaus for a problem Southwest caused, and then back to me. Right now they are still breaking in, in the living room, and I have another piece of room treatment from GIK to put in place. So evaluating the sound from them is a work in progress. But there were some immediate differences to me, though, with I first heard them. There is a firmer bottom end, lower bottom end, and greater ease of production in that range. Greater authority as well as a more open sound in general. There are a lot more virtues of the Kismet no doubt. An absence of glare, soundstage depth, top to bottom continuity, and so on. But I would say the difference between the Kismet and Kismet Liquids is easily discernible and represents a VERY worthwhile upgrade. I think this can be an endpoint speaker. Currently playing Reference Recordings Rachmaninoff symphonic dances etudes-tableaux by Eiji Oue, Minnesota Orchestra. Dynamics are first rate. BTW they look great too.