I've been mesmerized by the sounds coming from my new ht1's since they arrived on Thursday!!! I sent an e-mail to Jim saying he sent magic. not speakers, and that is surely the truth. The woodwork is pure art and the sound is pure magic. Everything just sounds right, with every instrument clear, precise, and well balanced. Great bass for a small speaker as well, taught and musical. The ribbon tweeter seems to have no upper limit and retains accuracy and smoothness at all times. I have never been as pleased with any audio purchase as I am with these ht1's!!!!! Thanks Jim Salk, just incredible!!!!!!! Perhaps someday in the future I will be in a situation where I can follow these up with a pair of ht3's, but right now I couldn't be happier!!!