Just finished assembling these little singers and was asked to share my thoughts. Fast shipping. Flatpacks are very precise. Only way to go. Packaging was first rate. Assembly was a breeze. The crossovers presented a bit of a challenge. I stared at the schematic for a good bit before I realized the simplicity of these crossovers. Then it was on and I had them both assembled in under an hour. For a novice at soldering, I would recommend getting the pre-assembled crossovers. To be brief, these babies really sing. I mean REALLY SING. I have a set of B&W 602's and a set of JBL 4406's to compare the Fusion 8's to (powered by a Marantz SR 6010). The Fusion 8's stand head and shoulders above the B&W's and JBL's. I'm still breaking them in but have played 24bit flac - everything from Lady Gaga to Gordon Lightfoot (Spirit, Steely Dan, Harry Nilsson) all high quality recordings. The efficiency of the Fusion 8's was immediately apparent. At -20 (reference), they sound as sweet as they are mellow. The B&W's would be at -12 to get the same db reading - but sound muffled compared to the Fusion 8's. I have yet to try them with my surround but will reserve that for another day. My opinion right now, is that I will never buy another name brand or pre-assembled speaker - these things are that good.