The Emotivas definitely look like excellent value and their customer service is fantastic. Regarding a previous post: They ARE Chinese OEM (I forget the original brand) but I've had a look inside my Airmotiv 4s and the quality is very good. They also respond very noticeably to the quality of what is feeding them. That being said, I've relegated them to the livingroom and have ADAM ARTist 3s on my desk now. I'm thinking I should have gotten one of the front-ported models instead though as I had to partially block the ports on both sets of speakers when they were on my desk to stop it becoming a gigantic subwoofer.
Wait, so emotiva didn't actually make and design the stealth 8s themselves??