I second Jim's comments with some hard-won personal experience. Long, long ago, I used my AR3a's as the speakers for adding music during band breaks on street concert, putting them in the window of my bedroom. Fried both mid-range speakers even though we weren't trying to play them loudly. (The Acoustic Research company of 1973 replaced them under warranty, but that is another story.) The lesson was that trying to play a stereo designed for use in a room doesn't work in a live music/larger venue setting. Veracity STs are much valuable to take that risk.