The Japanese have been remarkably successful in the design and manufacture of audio components, receivers, amplifiers, cd players, tape decks, etc. They have been less so in the speaker realm. I know some Yamaha speakers are quite popular in this forum and I remember in the early 1990's Stereophile had very favorable reviews of a Sony speaker. But, American, Canadian and English speakers are far more desired here (USA) than Japanese transducers. Is there a reason as to why?