Congrats Shakey.... I sold just about all my collected stereo stuff from the 70"s /80's /90' to fund a purchase of a set of Spatials. Some good stuff from a Marantz model 18 to Zu Omans,DCM time windows,MG II... and yes a set of Emerald Physics CS 3's . The CS'3 Sold me on OB and Spacials. I have not taken the leap as of yet because at 65 this will be my last , better be my last speaker.I have $3000.00 to work with. I do have a set of Ushers in the family room. This set will be in a dedicated music room, 12.5 x 13.5 , powered by a Manley Stingray iPod. My hesitation is do I go with the old M4 / M3 Turbos or move up to the M5 Shpphire. I was so loving the compression driver and a bit afraid of the new design. The Manley is voiced at 6ohms so that to is a concern. What speaker did you own before the X-3's ? Enjoy your leap.