I have a set of A/D/S 1290's, and I love them, but there's something about a set of bookshelves that turns my head. And I want something modern next to those vintage beauties. I've been reading about these, and going by reviews, and what people are saying in those reviews, tell me this might be what I am looking for (I used to have a set of Anthony Gallo Acoustics floorstanders I sold last year, and I miss their magical imaging that the ADS simply cannot do.) Still, $1300 is really more than I want to spend on bookshelves... So last night I'm online, and I check Music Direct, and there's one pair, in beautiful black with the rose gold, "open box" (full mfg. warranty, 60-day return window), for $899. *Click* They should be here later this week.