Some of my friends have asked me in the past what Speaker's I lust over, if cost were no object. That answer is easy, Rockport Audio Atria II's. I've heard the Atria's before, but this was the first time listening to the Atria II's, and the associated equipment was much better this time. Rockport Speakers generally measure excellent, among the best in the industry. They are built to a luxury standard befitting their high price tag. Their sound...Always impressive. Their resolving power is uncanny, you tend to hear things you didn't know where in the recordings. The imaging is outstanding, placing instruments with spooky realism. The bass is tight, subtle, deep, and extended. In fact, most of the time I feel like there isn't enough until it hits you. The speaker is so neutrally balanced, I find myself thinking something is wrong. Yet in the end I recognize what I'm hearing is accurate. Everything is as it should be.